5 airlines won't charge for carryons, senator says

With all this talk about airlines charging more for carry-on luggage, a few airlines are about to give people a sigh of relief. While this is great news for riders, those 5 airlines have been hurting recently as they have reported losses in revenue for the first quarter.

According to the report by Harry Weber for the Associated Press, as many as 26 of U.S. airlines have been adding fees to everything from carry-ons, food, and even pillows to make up for the high gas prices. But these airlines are afraid of losing their customers with the charges and have decided not to add the fees.

According to New York Sen. Charles Schumer, the five airlines that have made this decision are American, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines, US Airways and JetBlue Airways. The senator, along with other officials, are planning on meeting with Spirit Airlines representatives to talk to them about their carry-on fees.

The plan by the senators, including Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar, are in talks of taxing airlines for charging the carry-on bags.

http://www.startribune.com/lifestyle/travel/91382899.html?page=2&c=y

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