At least one member of Congress isn’t feeling the Spirit, either
We haven’t heard the last word on the decision by Spirit Airlines to charge passengers up to $45 to store carry-on luggage in the overhead bins. At least one member of Congress, Sen. Charles Schumer, D-NY, is trying to put the brakes on this idea.
Apparently, there’s a loophole in federal law that allows Spirit to get away with levying this fee. According to the Associated Press, Schumer has gone to Treasury secretary Tim Geithner, asking him to close it.
It’ll be interesting to see which side Geithner comes down on, the airline or its passengers. Stay tuned.