Spirit Airlines to charge for carry-on luggage

04/7/2010 | Bloomberg · Reuters

Passengers on Spirit Airlines will be charged $45 for carry-on bags at the boarding gate, $30 if the fee is paid in advance, the carrier said. The move makes Spirit the first U.S. airline to charge for carry-on luggage. "Since these bag fees started, the overhead bins have become really crowded and it can delay boarding and deplaning," said Genevieve Shaw Brown, senior editor at Travelocity.com. "Besides making money, Spirit seems to be trying to find a balance between people checking versus carrying on bags. It'll probably entice people to check more bags."

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