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Best Paid Airline Amenities 2017

Wondering what’s worth paying for when it comes to getting some extra comfort on the plane? We looked at all the options on U.S.-based airlines and picked these stand-outs.

Best Paid Airline Amenities of 2017: The Methodology

To select the best paid airline amenity, we looked at the items and services every U.S. airline offers to standard economy passengers in the main cabin for a fee. Weighed by their uniqueness or local flair, usefulness, and cost, SmarterTravel determined the value of purchasing each amenity and ranked them based on which ones are most likely to improve your flight experience. These selections are available regardless of rewards program status and without upgrading to another cabin, but in some cases, they’re available only on certain routes.

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