Drop lug­gage fees to cut air­port queues

7 Days in Dubai - - BUSINESS -

Two US se­na­tors say one way to re­duce long air­port se­cu­rity lines this sum­mer is for air­lines to drop fees on check­ing bags. It’s the lat­est sug­ges­tion for deal­ing with what could be a tough sum­mer at the na­tion’s air­ports. Air­lines are al­ready warn­ing pas­sen­gers to ar­rive at least two hours early to get through se­cu­rity and catch their flights. Democrats Ed­ward Markey and Richard Blu­men­thal said they asked ex­ec­u­tives at 12 air­lines to drop checked-bag fees this sum­mer. The se­na­tors say sus­pend­ing the fees won’t elim­i­nate lines but it’s a start.

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