New report calls to ban airline fees for 1st checked bag

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March 17, 2011, 7:15 am
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(NECN) - A new report is calling to ban airline fees for a traveler's first checked bag.
    
A panel commissioned  by the U.S. Travel Association says base fares should include the cost of handling a single checked bag.
    
The panel is headed by former Homeland Security secretary Tom Ridge.
    
The report is offering ways to streamline airport security and reduce the burden on travelers.

Tags: airlines, checked bags, fares, U.S. Travel Association
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