And though I thought it was an outrage, I personally didn’t concern myself with it because honestly, I have never flown Spirit Airlines, and after their ridiculous announcement, I never will.
However, I did have a nagging thought in the back of my mind. I know full well that once one airline comes up with a new, sneaky way to nickle and dime passengers, it’s just a matter of time for the other airlines to jump on board.
So, the question on my mind was, “Who’s next?”
Well, I can’t answer who is next, but instead, and perhaps more importantly, I can answer who isn’t.
Yesterday it was reported that my Senator, Charles Schumer, was able to garner commitments from several domestic airlines that they will not be charging passengers a fee for carry-on bags.
Not only do I love Senator Schumer, but I love that he has been able to go to bat for folks who prefer to travel light!
So, next time you are thinking of traveling light – I hope you’ll consider using one of the above airlines and avoid the silliness of a fee for carry-on bags.
Now it’s your turn to weigh in!
What do you think of the notion of a carry-on bag fee? Will you avoid using an airline that charges that fee?
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