Aviation Bill Drops "Reasonable" Fee Requirement

posted by Bill Strange - 

A bipartisan aviation bill is dropping language that would require airlines to make sure baggage fees are "reasonable and proportional."  The bill to reauthorize the FAA was unveiled in Congress Saturday and while it got rid of the reasonable fee requirement, it does require the FAA to mandate minimum passenger seat sizes, legroom included.  It also prevents airlines from forcibly removing passengers after they've made it through the boarding gate.  Airlines had been vigorously opposed to any limits on baggage fees, which bring in billions of dollars to the industry.  Congress is expected to vote on the bill before September 30th.

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