Southwest saving cash by dropping lemons

September 17, 2009 4:31:51 AM PDT
Limes made the cut as Southwest Airlines Co. expects to save $100,000 by no longer offering lemons in its beverage service. Dallas-based Southwest says the lemon-less directive takes effect Oct. 1.

Southwest spokesman Brad Hawkins said Wednesday that internal feedback indicated the carrier did not need to offer its current selection of limes and lemons.

The Dallas Morning News reports limes turned out to be favored by passengers.

Hawkins says, at the end of Southwest's 3,200 daily flights, there was "an excess of lemons and needless waste."

Southwest announced the moneysaving move as the industry deals with declining traffic due to the economic slump.

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