Today at 1 pm: CARDIN, SCHUMER, MENENDEZ, KLOBUCHAR, SHAHEEN TO ANNOUNCE SENATE PUSH TO STOP AIRLINE FEES ON CARRY-ON BAGGAGE
WASHINGTON, DC—U.S. Senators Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD), Charles E. Schumer (D-NY), Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) will hold a news conference TODAY, Wednesday, April 14, 2010 at 1:00 pm to announce two new bills that would combat plans by at least one major air carrier to impose new fees for carry-on luggage.
Last week, a prominent airline broke long-standing airline practices by announcing it would begin charging customers a whopping $45 for carry-on luggage. The decision by this company could spur other airlines to impose a similar fee. The senators’ efforts are designed to rein in this new practice and restore basic fairness to airline travel.
WHAT: U.S. Senators Cardin, Schumer, Menendez, Klobuchar & Shaheen Announce Push To Combat Airline Fees On Carry-On Baggage
DATE: TODAY - Wednesday, April 14, 2010
TIME: 1 pm
PLACE: Senate Radio-TV Gallery