Senator calls for carry-on bag fee legislation

04/13/2010 | Google · Washington Post, The · Air Transport World · USA Today

A New York senator may introduce legislation that would bar airlines from charging fees for carry-on luggage. "Peanuts may not be reasonably necessary for air travel, but the ability to carry a bag onto a flight is," said Democratic Sen. Charles Schumer. Schumer sent a letter to Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner to repeal a regulation that exempts such fees from federal taxes. Meanwhile, Transportation Secretry Ray LaHood said he would address the new carry-on luggage fee launched by Spirit Airlines, and Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., is calling for legislation requiring clear disclosure of fees to customers.

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