Contributed by: filbert Tuesday, March 14 2006 @ 01:01 PM CST
Northwest will now reserve a few aisle and exit-row seats for people who are willing to pay $15 extra when they check in.Via Fark[*2] .
On a Boeing 757, only 10 seats will be for sale for the extra $15 fee. Six of those seats are in exit rows and four are aisle seats near the front of the 160-seat coach cabin.
On domestic flights, Cron stressed, there will be no extra fee attached to about 95 percent of the seats in coach. But the airline wants to take the next 30 to 60 days to get a handle on consumers' willingness to pay extra to get a better seat, and the carrier may expand the number of seats offered with the new fee.