Schumer spoke about how people toss medications and other important stuff into their carry-on luggage, so it’s kind of necessary to carry the bags on board. The Senator said that the Treasury Department better do something to fix this issue, otherwise he’s going to introduce legislation to prevent luggage fees gone wild.
We’re not really sure that the government should get involved with something like this—they’ve probably got some more important issues to deal with. That said, it sure would be nice to have someone like Schumer sticking up for air travelers as fees do get crazy. All we know is that we’re not flying Spirit Airlines anytime soon anywhere, because the airline wasn’t really known for quality or friendliness before, and this latest fee is the kicker.
Related Stories: [Not a photo of a Spirit Airlines overhead bin: cote]
· NY Senator Fights Airline Carry-on Bag Fee [AP, via Google]
· The Only Travelers Happy About the $45 Carry-On Fee Are Nude Travelers [Jaunted]
· Spirit Airlines coverage [Jaunted]
[Not a photo of a Spirit Airlines overhead bin: cote]