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4 years 8 months ago

Congress looks at untaxed airline fees

All those extra fees that consumers are paying to fly add up to billions of dollars for the nation's airlines and a House panel is taking a closer look. The Bureau of Transportation Statistics says airlines collected $7.8 billion last year in ancillary fees -- more than a third...

4 years 11 months ago

Senator fights airline carry-on bag fee

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer of New York says he's trying to get the federal government to prohibit airlines from charging a fee for carry-on baggage, calling it a "jacked-up" cost shift. The Democrat said Sunday he's made a personal plea to the Treasury Department to rule carry-on bags are a...

5 years 3 weeks ago

Airline luggage went unscanned in Denver

Denver airport officials say hundreds of bags were loaded onto airplanes in late December without being run through security scanners. The Transportation Security Administration says it's investigating. Denver International Airport Manager of Aviation Kim Day says the incident involved "a couple thousand" bags. An airport memo indicates the...

5 years 4 months ago

Pair arrested in thefts of bags at airport

Two people suspected of stealing up to 1,000 pieces of luggage from baggage claim carousels at Phoenix's airport have been arrested by police who found heaps of the stolen bags strewn throughout their home. There were so many suitcases that Phoenix police could only give a rough estimate of...

5 years 7 months ago

US Airways raising checked bag fees

US Airways is bumping up its first and second checked bag fees by $5 apiece. The Tempe, Ariz.-based airline said Wednesday it will charge $20 for the first checked bag and $30 for the second, when bags are checked online. Passengers will pay an extra $5 per bag when...

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