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    Senator will fight airline carry-on bag fee - News- msnbc.com

    Senator will fight airline carry-on bag fee
    Asks Treasury Department to stop levy that is ‘slap in the face to travelers’
    By Michael Gormley

    updated 1:41 p.m. ET, Sun., April 11, 2010
    ALBANY, N.Y. - 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."

    So, no impending economic crash. The safety of airline passengers is not in question. Schumer thinks the government needs to tell business what they can and cannot charge for. I await the cry of carry-on luggage is Constitutionally protected!
     
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    I've heard that Schumer couldn't be circumsized...Because there's no end to that prick.
     
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    This is why almost every airline in this country is going bankrupt.

    Except for the few that still offer what was once the norm: free meal, no charge for checked bags, etc.

    Like JetBlue.
     
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    can't wait for high speed railways to replace airlines. they are ridiculous
     
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    Hmmm...... The usual two pricks defending the right of business to gouge the American Citizen.
     
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    Me too.

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NqxxTfGCIz0]YouTube - French TGV new 2007's record is 574.8 kmh (357.2mph)[/ame]
     
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    you don't have to use airplanes
     
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    I don't know of a soul who likes this idea. Let the market tell Spirit it is a losing idea. The federal government has no place here. By the way, the other airlines have to account for fuel usage by carry-ons. They just include it in the ticket price. Does this charge make Spirit more expensive than the others now?
     
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    Another Washington idiot that doesn't know the difference between a right and a privilege.
     
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    If you don't like baggage fees then don't fly an airline that has them. Southwest flies pretty much everywhere and they don't charge.
     

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