New carry-on fee in effect for Spirit Airlines

August 1, 2010 7:20:37 PM PDT
Spirit Airlines says its decision to charge a fee for carry-on bags appears to be having the desired effect.The airline says the fee is aimed at discouraging passengers from stuffing the overhead bins because it often takes extra time to get bags settled.

The fees took effect Sunday, and an airline spokeswoman says it appears to be speeding things up.