orig. from Blognonymous, which then switched to Ragebot - check them all out!
We rode Southwest Airlines to LAX on our recent trip to Disneyland. The fare was the cheapest and they don't charge for checked bags. I booked another trip elsewhere coming up and chose American because their fare was the same as Southwest's; I plan to only use carry-ons because they charge for checked bags.
But now my heart is filled with fear. I just read this story about an airline charging for carry-ons.
This part really kills me:
Spirit CEO Ben Baldanza said having fewer carry-on bags will help empty the plane faster. He said the idea is to get customers to pay for individual things they want, while keeping the base fare low.
"The beauty of it is they will do what they think is best for them and will now have the choice," he said.
The choice? How about the choice to not fly your feckin' airline, buddy? That's one choice this traveler will be exercising.
UPDATE! My second husband has a lot to say about this issue. Check him out at Colbert Nation.