Baggage Fees Could Be Erased in Europe
Aside from the base ticket, air travel has other fees that can mount up quickly if you don't watch. Whether you carry-on or check a bag,
you'll usually pay for luggage. However, MEPs want carry-on baggage taxes eliminated.
European lawmakers approved a resolution to eliminate airline costs for "reasonable" carry-on baggage on Oct. 3, Politico reported.
Politico reports that the present decision follows a 2014 finding that cabin bags are a "necessary aspect" of aviation travel.
A "reasonable" size and weight carry-on shouldn't cost travelers, the EU Court of Justice concluded.
Beuc senior legal officer Steven Berger told Politico that EU airlines, like U.S. carriers, have distinct carry-on bag size and weight limitations.
Multi-leg travelers with multiple airline flights have it even harder. He added that even while flying with the same carrier
"If you look at certain practices from certain airlines, they just don't care," stated. "So we need to codify it."
Airlines oppose the revisions because personal belongings, which fit under the seat in front of you and are smaller than a carry-on, are already free.
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