Report: Flat fee for oversize carry-on bags

June 5, 2012 1:47:12 PM PDT
You could soon be charged at the gate for oversized carry-on bags when you fly.

The New York Times reports several domestic airlines are considering a flat fee for carry-on bags that exceed posted size limits.

Alaska Airlines charges a $25 fee at the gate for oversized carry-ons.

Spirit Airlines charges $45 to put any carry-on bag in overhead bins. It plans to raise that fee to $100 in the fall.

Other airlines are considering carry-on charges at the gate as they look for ways to increase revenue. It's also a way to deal with the growing number of passengers who are carrying bags on board instead of checking them.