More fliers gate-checking luggage to avoid airline fees

01/27/2010 | NYTimes.com

As airline fees rise and security procedures evolve, passengers complain they have no good solution when traveling with luggage. Airlines say their bag-check fees are necessitated by economic conditions and have nothing to do with increased security hassles. But more passengers are gate-checking their bags as a way to avoid such fees, The Wall Street Journal reports.

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