27-Apr-2010 2:05 PM

US Senator calls on carriers not to charge carry-on luggage fees

US Senator Charles Schumer called on 21 domestic airlines to pledge not to charge passengers for carry-on luggage over concerns other airlines will follow Spirit Airlines' lead (Syracuse.com, 26-Apr-2010). American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, JetBlue, United Airlines and US Airways have committed to keep carry-on luggage free. Spirit Airlines stated it has written to US senators who have proposed legislation that would forbid airlines to charge for carry-on items (philly.com, 26-Apr-2010).