As many already know, Continental Airlines has begun charging passengers for alcoholic beverages on its international flights.
The article below describes the reaction of passengers, and discusses the relative merits of Continental's new beverage-charging policy, one of which is the use of money tendered through the sale of beverages, towards the improvement of Economy Class meals.
In these times of financial distress, I would have thought the money earned (or perhaps saved), would be put to better use (i.e. straight into the piggy bank). But perhaps the money earned on the sale of alcoholic beverages would have a negligible effect on CO's finances, hence best to use the money where it will have a real effect...catering improvements.
Anyway, article follows:
Cheers, and good night from England