Spirit Airlines' $45 charge for carry-on luggage is the last straw for put-upon air travelers, said Sen. Chuck Schumer.Yes, and American have reached a breaking points on taxes voted in by Democrats, but that doesn't seem to bother Chuckie. He happily voted for the trillion-dollar boondoggle known as ObamaCare, yet is upset that a company decides they want to charge for carry-on bags? Is he for real? Or, more likely, is Chuckie looking out for No. 1 here?
He's demanding that Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner close a loophole that makes the fee extra profitable for the carrier.
"Passengers have hit a breaking point on fees that are being imposed," Schumer (D-N.Y.) said Sunday.
"Peanuts may not be a necessity, but the ability to carry on a bag is," said Schumer, who totes carry-on luggage on his frequent flights to Washington, D.C.Great, just what we need: The Senate taking up carry-on bag legislation. Of course if the idiot gets his way and airlines are forced to charge what Chuckie tells them to, they'll just increase their fares.
He hopes for a preliminary answer from the Treasury Department by the end of the week. If the Feds don't put a stop to carry-on bag fees, he said he'd introduce legislation that will.
Which will lead us to another Sunday press conference by this man of the people...