Schumer opposes carry-on baggage fees

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Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) visited the Westchester County Airport and Stewart Airport today to discuss his opposition to Spirit Airlines' plan to charge customers for carry-on items.

Schumer says that five major airlines have now said that they won't follow Spirit Airlines' move that would charge customers up to $45 for carry-on items that go in an overhead storage compartment.

The five airlines that say they will not add such a fee are American, Delta, JetBlue, United and US Air.

Schumer is trying to push a bill in Washington that would tax any airlines that institute a fee for carry-on items.

To watch Sen. Schumer speaking at County Airport about carry-on fees, go to channel 612 on your iO digital cable box and select iO Extra.

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