Airlines Consider Charging Fee For Over-Sized Carry-Ons

06/05/2012 08:50 am ET
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HERE’S something that the big airlines really wish we wouldn’t discuss right now, with planes flying full, fares rising, fuel prices stabilizing and customers generally resigned to the air travel system:

Some domestic airlines are weighing the idea of discouraging passengers from lugging oversize carry-on bags onto planes by imposing a $25 charge, at the gate, on bags that exceed the posted size limits. Alaska Airlines, the No. 7 carrier in domestic market share, is already quietly doing just that, in fact.

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