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And Chuck Schumer United States senator from New York follow -- is advocating a plan that would force airlines to refund checked bagged fees.
Whenever your bag is is later lost makes sense right.
He defeat for that -- in May lose it or delayed delivery.
Joseph -- -- joins us now He is a a travel journalist.
Control talk to us a little bit about because it's.
In fact somebody asked me the other day -- is that a fee that's charged.
By the airport and I -- and now it's charged by individual airlines and the rates differ tell us about some of the different race.
I think most airlines for the most part I charge about 25 dollars for the first checked bag and then it goes up depending on what airline you fly it go to fifty dollars for the second and there -- some airlines go as high as a hundred dollars for the second diagonally into the third checked bag you're getting to the hundreds of dollars.
Those -- -- those fees are right you're right they're charged by the airline and they went into -- about four to five years ago when airlines started doing that to make extra revenue.
Yeah we're putting some of these up on the screen area American Airlines delta continental US Airways first -- when He -- -- second back 35.
It's gonna the next one southwest the first bag is free.
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Second -- thanks for free.
The I mean that's just amazing and then we also have what AirTran.
The first bag is twenty -- second -- 25 bucks.
Three or more fifty bucks I skipped -- deny the first one's free second back 35 bucks.
On break jetBlue and southwest -- the only two airlines that allow the first bank to be free -- southwest is the only airline allows that second bank to be free as well.
Now think this is a good idea by Schumer.
-- to do -- Do you think it's a good idea why ask senator Schumer to refund the check back theme if they -- -- or delay in delivery.
There's a great idea I mean if you think about it let's -- use federal express and you pay to have your package delivered in the morning and let's say the package -- not delivered the next day at all you should get a refund or some sort of credit from federal express so.
What are you paying for when you put the bag on the plane you're paying for the airline to deliberate that -- To the airports I think it's a great idea but there's there's one probably Schumer is planned that is that He wants us first make this a voluntary.
Effort on the airlines -- and you and I know the airlines never.
Going to voluntarily.
-- any money because statistically 99% of all bags are found.
The key here is that they make this and the law because those a little -- DOT the department of transportation's.
Laws that allow airlines to charge -- But did not require the airlines to -- -- and if -- back as late I want my 25 bucks back.
-- and a -- con of all I'm afraid we're gonna have to cut this short because the president is about to come out in a town hall meeting and we want to hear his remarks.
We'll have you back on wanted to talk about European deals.
Thank you very much still accountable travel -- good to see you.
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