Bill targets airline fees for checked luggage

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    http://www.washingtonpost.com/local...cked-luggage/2011/11/21/gIQAl5pHjN_story.html

    Too much carry-on luggage toted by other passengers recently emerged as the No. 1 complaint of air travelers, and with the Thanksgiving travel crush underway, Congress might consider limiting the bag fees that airlines can charge.
    Those per-bag fees that airlines have been charging for checked luggage have led passengers to push the carry-on limits, slowing down airport security checkpoints and creating a mad scramble to lay claim to overhead bins once people board.

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    Congress has no business legislating individual business decisions such as this. As long as fees are disclosed (and I'd have to believe any half-decent lawyer would've caught it if they weren't), they should butt out. And if Congress does get involved, the airlines will simply raise fares to compensate for any lost revenues from the loss of baggage fees.
     
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