Southwest to stop taking cash for drinks

/ Source: The Associated Press

Put away those dollar bills if you're flying on Southwest Airlines Co. — beginning Sept. 9, the airline won't take cash for in-flight items such as beer and wine.

Southwest says on its Web site that it will accept credit and debit cards and Rapid Rewards drink coupons for items that carry a fee, which also includes cocktails and energy drinks.

The Dallas-based carrier says it will still offer free snacks and soft drinks.