Senior USMB Moderator
Gold Supporting Member
- Nov 17, 2009
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- Las Vegas, Nevada
I am getting so sick and tired of the Federal government digging its hands into every damn thing it touches. Whether or not an airline charges for a carry-on bag is none of the government's business. They do not have a right to tell an airline what they can and can't charge people for. If you don't want to pay $45 to for your carry-on bag, then don't fly Spirit airlines. See how simple that is? When Spirit starts losing customers they'll be forced to do away with the fee. The bottom line is if Spirit is intent on getting this money, they'll simply just raise ticket prices and get it anyway. We don't need the government to be involved. This is another occurrence of them attempting to over reach their Constitutional limitations.
Airlines would be prohibited from charging fees for carry-on bags, according to U.S. Senate legislation introduced Tuesday to counter a new luggage fee of up to $45 at low-cost carrier Spirit.
Democrats Ben Cardin and Mary Landrieu said carry-ons often contain personal items that are "important for the safety and health" of travelers. These may include medication, personal care products and eyewear.
"At this point, only one airline has announced plans to charge for carry-on item fees, but we cannot allow these flood gates to open," Cardin said in a statement announcing the bill he and Landrieu sponsored.
Senate bill would prohibit carry-on bag fee - News- msnbc.com