Watching CNN prior to the Iraq address by President Obama, I saw a commercial for the Delta Sky Miles American Express Card.
The narrator asks: “Can your card save you bag fees every time you fly? My card can.” The narrator then goes on to state that getting this credit card will save a family of four $200 on a roundtrip ticket in bag fees.
There you have it, an airline acknowledging to the burden of its fees on travelers and using relief from them as a way to sell a credit card!
And yet…..the very same airline fights the effort to increase by $2.50 the anachronistic limit placed by the federal government on a fee an airport can impose to build needed infrastructure, create jobs, relieve pressure on the federal deficit.