April 11, 2010

JUST BAN THEM:

NY senator fights airline carry-on bag fee (MICHAEL GORMLEY, 04/11/10, AP)

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer said Sunday he’s trying to get the federal government to prohibit airlines from charging a fee for carry-on baggage, calling it a “slap in the face to travelers.”

The New York Democrat is making a personal plea to the Treasury Department to rule that carry-on bags are a necessity for travel, which would make them exempt from a separate fee outside the ticket price.

“Airline passengers have always had the right to bring a carry-on bag without having to worry about getting nickeled and dimed by an airline company,” Schumer said. “This latest fee is a slap in the face to travelers.”


They also used to have some regard for the fellow passengers and not try to bring all their luggage on board with them. One small backpack or notebook bag is ample for your flight.

Posted by Orrin Judd at April 11, 2010 7:46 AM
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