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What we’re reading: Frontier to start charging for carry-ons, airline mergers are not equal, Sky View Observatory ranks in top eleven

Frontier to start charging for carry-ons, airline mergers are not equal, Sky View Observatory ranks in top eleven

Two views of fairness — at TSA and with carry-on bags

The airline industry is getting "fairness" jammed down its throat from both its members and meddling politicians. On one side, Allegiant Air has decided to charge for carry-on bags and defends their decision as fairness, only paying for services passengers use. On the other, Sen. Ben Nelson has introduced a new bill that deems it "unfair" for passengers who pay extra for first class tickets to have a special line at TSA checkpoints.

In airfares, most of all we need transparency and simplicity

The brouhaha over Spirit Airlines’ recent institution of a $45 fee per carry-on, plus the return of Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary’s proposal to charge for the use of in-flight lavatories, brings home the point anew: When it comes to airline fees, passengers don’t need micro-management, but rather transparency and simplification.
By |April 20th, 2010|Today|0 Comments|

Spirit Airlines actually might be onto something with this carry-on charge

There may be a way to make Spirit Airlines' carry-on charge good news rather than another shock to the airline passenger's system.
By |April 7th, 2010|Today|16 Comments|