Proposed legislation would limit airl...

Proposed legislation would limit airline baggage fees

There are 3 comments on the Business Journal story from Nov 23, 2011, titled Proposed legislation would limit airline baggage fees. In it, Business Journal reports that:

A new bill proposed in the U.S. Senate would limit airline baggage fees, which have become a major gripe for travelers but are a leading source of profit for the industry .

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Dallas, TX

#1 Nov 23, 2011
The airline industry has lost $$$ Billions of dollars in the last decade and now we take away an income source from them? The cost of doing business may include an additional fee. Have you ever looked at your final receipt from renting a car at an airport?

Anonymous Proxy

#2 Nov 23, 2011
Let the market determine what they will pay and not pay for. Government should not be setting prices for any product or service nor telling private industry what they charge for or must not accept compensation for.

Pretty soon the government will say airlines cannot charge for preferred seating, airport lounge access or meals.
Rich Steiner

Mableton, GA

#3 Nov 24, 2011
The reason the airline industry is as it is today (scrapping all services in pursuit of the lowest bidder) is because industry pricing was deregulated in the US. Before that, flying was a much more pleasant (and much more expensive) experience because the feds set the fares between city pairs.

I'm not sure the current situation is any better than it used to be.

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