Spirit Airlines to Charge New Fee for Carry-On Luggage

Spirit Airlines today announced that it would start charging passengers for carry-on luggage, the first airline to impose such a fee on the flying public. On all Spirit flights starting Aug. 1, any carry-on item placed in an overhead bin will cost passengers $30. Members of the airline's "fare club," who pay $39.95 a year for discounts, will pay $20. Passengers who don't pay the $30 fee in advance -- either online or at the ticket counter -- will get whacked with a $45 fee at the gate just for...Full Story
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