Airlines and their additional fees.

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The airlines have been, crying, complaining about the high fuel prices for a while now. To combat these soaring prices, United Airlines, US Airways and American Airlines, to name a few, have begun to charge for your checked luggage. The rules and regulations and charging options vary from Airline to Airline. Now United is opting to require minimum stays for their passengers beginning in October, 2008. While, overall this new trend of baggage charges and minimum stays is a slap in the face of customer service and the flying public, there is a big missing in the overall issue of rising airline fuel prices.

Where are the airlines, here in the U.S., on the rising cost of their fuel? I’ve yet to hear any airline spokesman taking Congress and the Democrats to task on their blocking of drilling and seeking sources of energy that we have here in the U.S.. Do they not care that the stonewalling by Democrats is a direct result of their higher prices? Are they all tired of being in the airline business and are just looking for the easy way out? Also, what is the trickle down effect of the horrible customer service and airline new draconian rules and regulations upon the economy and their flying public?

HT: (Via Consumerist.)

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