SCHUMER ANNOUNCES, THREE DAYS AFTER HIS PUSH, INT’L AIR TRANSPORT ASSOCIATION GROUNDS PROPOSAL TO SHRINK CARRY-ON BAG SIZE FOR TRAVELERS; IATA PLANS TO SUSPEND & REASSESS NEW LUGGAGE POLICY
U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today released the following statement after the International Air Transport Association announced it would pause the rollout of a new proposal that would reduce the size of carry-on luggage and reassess the proposal. Recently, Delta Air Lines and other major airlines announced it would not adopt the airline association’s proposed policy. Earlier this week, Schumer urged major airlines to scrap the proposed policy.
“I am pleased that the International Air Transport Association has heeded the call and plans to reassess its proposal, which could shrink a traveler’s carry-on luggage by more than twenty percent. Many travelers have had their go-to bag for years, and this policy could have forced passengers to purchase new luggage or instead pay extra to check their luggage. It is good news that this plan has been stalled, and I will continue to press the Airline industry to ensure that proposals that could hurt consumers never get off the ground.” –U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer