They Wouldn’t Charge for Carry-On Luggage–Would They?


Bob Greene is a former award-winning, Chicago based newspaper columnist and author who currently contributes to CNN.

His most recent opinion piece is titled “They wouldn’t charge for carry-on luggage–would they?”

In it, he believes that charging for carry-on bags is a bad business idea. I agree. What do you think?



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2 Responses to They Wouldn’t Charge for Carry-On Luggage–Would They?

  1. Frank T. says:

    Since the airlines have already alienated most of their customers and they are searching high and low for additional income, I wouldn’t be surprised at all if they institute charges for carry on luggage.

    Although I wouldn’t like the hit to my wallet, it might actually decrease crowding in the overhead bins since I suspect a lot of people (readers of this site excepted!) would just as soon check a bag as carry on.

  2. Ralph says:

    Personally I don’t think it will happen, nor has it really come up seriously in conversations I’d had within airlines. However, I always find these kind of comments interesting, and no offence. How does one expect an airline to increase shareholder value? Or does one not expect it? Airlines don’t generate much profit from ‘ticket sales’. And, not all airlines are even profitable. There is a reality, and an expectation. Often, they don’t meet.