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US Airways backs down on $2 soft-drink charge

US Airways plans to announce tomorrow that it will bring complimentary sodas, juices, tea, water and coffee to its flights starting next month. Charging for soft drinks -- particularly bottled water -- was highly unpopular with its passengers.

The coming dehydration crisis for airline passengers

Let's fast-forward to Aug. 1, when US Airways begins to charge for soft drinks on its flights, including bottled water. How's that going to go over? Not very well.