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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Congress May Limit Checked-Luggage Fees


“Too much carry-on luggage toted by other passengers recently emerged as the No. 1 complaint of air travelers, and with the Thanksgiving travel crush underway, Congress might consider limiting the bag fees that airlines can charge. Those per-bag fees that airlines have been charging for checked luggage have led passengers to push the carry-on limits, slowing down airport security checkpoints and creating a mad scramble to lay claim to overhead bins once people board.” (Washington Post)

Intervention begets intervention.

FEE Timely Classic
“Privatizing Airline Safety and Security” by Paul A. Cleveland and Thomas L. Tucker