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Delta Airlines triple dipping customers the airline just doubling -- -- -- check a second bag.
It is now fifty bucks and -- that bag is overweight and oversized.
You are going to get hit.
Would not one not two but three separate feeds them for that one bag and our next guests.
-- really fed up Jack Gillis is executive director of the Consumer Federation of America and Jack listen these airlines have been struggling for years.
People expect to fly to LAL round trip from New York for 300 box.
Why shouldn't the airlines be allowed to raise fares and fees if consumers.
Have a choice not the -- Well the bottom line is they can do whatever they want but what they need to do it isn't a very fair and reasonable way.
We have no idea whether or not actually costing them fifty dollars more -- fuel to put my little suitcase underneath it and underneath the airplane.
The bottom line is when you have ala carte pricing you take away consumers' ability to comparison shop in the marketplace which is very anti free market.
You wouldn't mind if delta raised fares by fifty bucks just don't hide that fare increase is part of a second bag charge.
Absolutely all of these charges ala carte pricing -- and I -- consumers not only hurts us in the pocketbook.
But it also makes it very difficult to shop around there's no question we all understand that gasoline is costing -- Every one more oil is costing everyone more consumers feel it -- their own house so there's no reason why.
Companies can't raise their prices in response to that.
But what do you -- -- have best by charging a fee because their electric bill went up our restaurant charging a fee because their product liability costs went up.
-- airlines have to hire people to check your bags to carry the bags around they've got -- higher sky caps -- mean there are people who are associated only with banks.
While they also have to hire pilots and have to plot higher stewardesses should we can't I would say that would be core the other is maybe not as -- -- their business.
Well I I I think putting a bag on a suit on airplane is core to that business because.
We are traveling and virtually every single one of us has something to carry.
Now we're going on vacation we're going on -- trip for more than three or four days.
So its core that we are not only getting a service of getting ourselves somewhere but we're getting our bags the same way.
You know should we should recharged my weight I -- I'm being -- he -- somebody a 145 pound person with a 55 pound bag.
Pound total they're gonna get charged.
I'm at a big hole in my 200 plus pound can on the plane and they're not charging me anything extra I'd pay a lot of the heavier guy that I mean.
Should they charged by way could they do that.
Well I guess I must be subsidizing you Brian because.
That's that's a real problem and the bottom line is it's not necessarily -- -- -- may be by size.
However what consumers need to know is what is the basic costs of the service whether it's an airline flight a taxi.
Or haircut you need to know what that -- this in order to shop around and get the best deal.
-- Jack Gillis of the executive director of the Consumer Federation of America with the airline debate Jack we appreciate it thank you very much.
My pleasure -- now to -- --
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