Baggage fees are essentially for a service, but if the service isn’t provided, Schumer says you shouldn’t be charged.READ MORE: $432M Winning Mega Millions Ticket Sold At Manhattan Pizza Shop
“If they lose and mishandle the bags you paid extra for, it’s not right for them to simply say they’re sorry and still stick you with the bill. They ought to return the money,” he said.
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Under a new rule, airlines would only have to reimburse their baggage fees if the luggage is lost forever. That rule is scheduled to take effect in August.READ MORE: Mattress Giveaway In East Elmhurst Highlights Depth Of Need That Remains 3 Weeks After Ida
The fees range from $25 to $100.
Schumer said airlines should voluntarily refund the fees upon request to passengers when their checked bags don’t arrive when they do.
He said only a small fraction of lost bags are never returned. Most show up days later, but if airlines don’t make the move, he says, he’ll introduce a bill to require the refunds.
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