You may have probably heard yesterday's news from USAirways that not only will they match American Airlines' $15.00 fee for the first checked bag, but they will also start charging $2.00 for a soft drink or water on the plane !!!
While I am not happy at all by the nickel and diming from the airlines, it is a business after all and they have the right to charge for things. What bothers me is that while passengers can always bring food, blankets, magazines and everything else from home, we are not allowed to bring our own beverages because of the silly 3 ounce TSA rule. You will either have to buy beverages at the airport after going through security or buy it on board .... which no matter where - you will over pay for your beverage.
The government probably won't do anything about this - just another reason the airline industry deserves to be regulated.