Drop luggage fees to cut airport queues
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.