New legislation could limit baggage fees

November 23, 2011 12:54:52 PM PST
New legislation could limit how much airlines charge for baggage fees.

A Louisiana senator has introduced two proposed bills. One would allow passengers to check one bag for free and would ban fees for regular-size carry-on bags. The second proposal would raise taxes on airlines that charge baggage fees. That revenue would be used by the TSA to screen extra carry-on bags by passengers looking to avoid the fee.