Carry-on bags fly free -- but now, for a fee

10/13/2013 | New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

Overhead bin space is not guaranteed with the price of a ticket; when there is no space left, fliers have to check their luggage at the gate -- sans a fee. Now airlines are capitalizing on passengers' willingness to pay for carry-on bags and charging for them. Last year, U.S. carriers made about $3.5 billion in fees for checked bags.

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