Issue: Transportation: Air and Airlines
One of the ways for airlines to increase revenues, at the expense of passengers, is to charge for baggage. The end result is that an increasing number of passengers carry luggage onto the planes, to avoid this charge. Often, especially on smaller planes, such carry-ons are gate-checked (anyway) to avoid a luggage charge. The end result of this is that when luggge is not checked in advance, there is an increased delay in boarding and seating (with a cost in fuel, airline personnel time, departure time, and frequently with passengers being physically butted into, potentially harmed, and almost always stressed. it is therefore proposed that the policy of airlines be chnaged to allow for two bags to be checked in advnace for free, and for a charge to be placed on any more then one small carry-on that is not storable beneath the seat in front of the passenger.