The US airlines are going the route of RyanAir...... charge for everything. Better start packing more economically, the New York Times reports that five of the six major airlines plan to charge coach passengers as much as $25 (each way) to check that second bag.
I suspect lots of folks will start significantly increasing their carry on luggage when flying. Here are the airlines who’ll be charging a $25 fee for a second checked-in bag:
The new rule will cause other uncomfortable consequences on board too. Fees for checked luggage will just force fliers to attempt to bring more carry-on bags aboard. Pretty soon those overhead luggage bins will look as stuffed as a clown car. And you will probably be the guy who gets the diaper bag spilled all over you when those overheads are opened too fast.