Note to airlines:
When you start charging between $15 and $50 for people to check bags... people are going to stop checking bags. Guess what, we're in a recession too?
THEN it's going to take longer to board the plane because EVERYONE is going to have a carry-on bag AND a personal item;
THEN the airline will have to gate check bags FOR FREE to people's final destination when they inevitably run out of space;
AND the flight will still leave late. Causing air congestion, flight delays and a loss of money to the airlines;
AND people are going to get preturbed with your rude flight attendants screaming about who's bags can and cannot come onto the plane;
AND people are going to stop flying your airline;
It's a rather inefficient process. Try again.
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