11-Mar-2011 12:26 PM

Allegiant to consider charging for carry-on baggage

Allegiant Air president Andrew Levy announced he expects the carrier to “move in the direction” of charging passengers to stow carry-on bags in its overhead bins stating “the idea has a lot of merit” (USA Today, 10-Mar-2011). Currently Spirit Airlines is the only other US carrier to charge for this. Mr Levy reportedly stated carrying luggage on board “typically ends up delaying services and inconveniencing a lot of our customers”.