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Sen. Schumer gets the US Airlines to promise no carry on fee’s like Spirit Airlines is…………

Schumer will surely get points on his deal with the carriers American, Delta, Jet Blue, United, and US Air ….

The carriers will get kudos’ from the traveling public who seem to be not happy with the airlines that are charging for carry-on’s…….

Friday morning I watched CNN’s TJ Holmes fence with a guy from Spirit Airlines, who defended the bag charging program…..

When they finished …Holmes wasn’t too happy with anything the guy said……

Schumer is also looking for the transportation Department to outlaw the fee……

Schumer has vowed to fight a decision by Spirit Airlines to charge customers as much as $45 to carry on a bag that needs to be stowed in the overhead compartment. He says he plans to meet with Spirit officials in the coming week.

The New York Democrat has introduced legislation and has urged the Treasury Department to issue a rule to prohibit carry-on fees.

Spirit CEO Ben Baldanza has said the move would shorten security lines and make planes safer.

Airlines began adding fees in summer 2008 to compensate for soaring oil prices.

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April 18, 2010 - Posted by | Aircraft, Blogs, Breaking News, Counterpoints, Government, Law, Media, Men, Other Things, Politics, The Economy, Travel, Updates | , , ,

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