Thursday, April 15, 2010

Senate Considers Ban on Fees for Carry-On Bags

Senate Considers Ban on Fees for Carry-On Bags; Reuters

Airlines would be prohibited from charging fees for carry-on bags, according to U.S. Senate legislation introduced to counter a new luggage fee of up to $45 at the low-cost carrier Spirit.

The bill’s sponsors — the Democrats Benjamin Cardin of Maryland and Mary Landrieu of Louisiana — said carry-ons often contain personal items that are ‘‘important for the safety and health’’ of travelers, including medication, personal care products and eyewear.

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Comment: Cardin and Landrieu, business experts extraordinaire.

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