By now, you’ve either heard about the ridiculous lines in American airports, or had to stand in one (and for that I am truly sorry). And the summer is only just starting…
However, two senators are attempting to at least help the situation. Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut and Edward Markey of Massachusetts penned an open letter to major airlines, in the country, asking for all involved airlines to stop charging a fee to check bags.
“We write in the wake of reports of staggeringly-long lines expected this summer at Transportation Security Administration (TSA) screening checkpoints in airports across the country. We call on airlines to take a smart, common sense step to help thwart this growing problem: stop charging checked bag fees during the coming summer months, the busiest travel season of the year. Without charges for checking their bags, passengers will be far less likely to carry them on, which snarls screening checkpoints and slows the inspection process.”
Read their full argument, right here.
Read the Full Article: http://www.economist.com/blogs/gulliver/2016/05/long-wait