Six Major U.S. Airlines have stated they do not have plans to charge passengers for carry-on bags.
The statements from the airlines come in response to a recent announcement by Spirit Airlines announcement that they will charge up to $45 for each carry-on bag, the Associated Press reported.
The six airlines, Sun Country, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines, US Airways and Jetblue Airways, made their announcement in a form of a promise to Sen Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.), the Associated Press reported.
Sen. Schumer is one of several lawmakers is one of seven lawmakers who are sponsoring a bill that will tax airlines if they charge a carry-on fee, the Star Tribune reported.
Ben Baldanza, the president and CEO of Spirit said that the company lowered its fares more than the price it will charge to carry-on luggage, the Star Tribune said.