Arthur Frommer

April 25, 2010 12:00 AM

Why are these two airlines so desperate?

Travelers all throughout the nation have been protesting the plan of Spirit Airlines to begin charging fees (up to $45 per bag) for carry-on luggage that is placed in the overhead racks of its planes. Complaints in large numbers have been received by the Department of Transportation, and at least four U.S. senators have introduced legislation to thwart Spirit's new policy (which is to go into effect Aug. 1).

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