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Home Local Maryland Government Announcement Originally published April 14, 2010

AS AIR TRAVELERS’ ANGER MOUNTS OVER BAGGAGE FEES…



Today at 1 pm: CARDIN, SCHUMER, MENENDEZ, KLOBUCHAR, SHAHEEN TO ANNOUNCE SENATE PUSH TO STOP AIRLINE FEES ON CARRY-ON BAGGAGE

WASHINGTON, DC—U.S. Senators Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD), Charles E. Schumer (D-NY), Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) will hold a news conference TODAY, Wednesday, April 14, 2010 at 1:00 pm to announce two new bills that would combat plans by at least one major air carrier to impose new fees for carry-on luggage.
 
Last week, a prominent airline broke long-standing airline practices by announcing it would begin charging customers a whopping $45 for carry-on luggage. The decision by this company could spur other airlines to impose a similar fee. The senators’ efforts are designed to rein in this new practice and restore basic fairness to airline travel.


WHAT: U.S. Senators Cardin, Schumer, Menendez, Klobuchar & Shaheen Announce Push To Combat Airline Fees On Carry-On Baggage

DATE:   TODAY - Wednesday, April 14, 2010

TIME: 1 pm

PLACE:   Senate Radio-TV Gallery
U.S. Capitol
Washington, DC