Congress looks into baggage fees

November 22, 2011 7:19:34 PM PST
Congress is looking into limiting those fees that airlines charge for checked baggage.

A bill to allow passengers to check one bag for free has been introduced by two Democratic senators.

The lawmakers say baggage fees have led to a surge in carry-ons, slowing down airport security checkpoints.

One airline industry group opposes the bill and says regulators should focus instead on improving those checkpoints.