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Schumer says 5 airlines agree: No carry-on bag fees

April
19

Sen. Charles Schumer said this morning that five airlines have agreed not to charge passengers fees for carry-on bags the way Spirit Air is about to. He also says he’ll meet with the CEO of Spirit tomorrow to try to get that airline to change its mind.

The airlines that Schumer said have assured him they won’t add such a fee are American, Delta, JetBlue, United and US Air.

He said this all while working a crowd of passengers awaiting their baggage at Westchester County Airport, where flights had just arrived from Fort Lauderdale, Orlando and Atlanta.

He’s also continuing to support legislation that would ban the fees. He hopes to see it passed within a month.

Read more about this in The Journal News tomorrow.

This entry was posted on Monday, April 19th, 2010 at 12:08 pm by Ken Valenti. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed.
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Going Places is written by transportation writers Khurram Saeed and Ken Valenti. Khurram's transportation column, "Getting There," runs Wednesdays in Rockland. Ken's column, "Going Places," runs Mondays in Westchester and Putnam. Join in the conversation and share tips on coping with fellow commuters.

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Khurram SaeedKhurram SaeedKhurram Saeed has been reporting for The Journal News since 2000. He writes about transportation issues in Rockland and has a weekly column called Getting There, which appears Wednesdays. READ MORE


Ken Valenti Ken Valenti Ken Valenti covers trains, planes and automobiles - not to mention buses and ferries - for Westchester and Putnam. He's been a reporter with The Journal News and its forerunners more than 20 years and has covered all four corners of Westchester County. READ MORE


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