Schumer has it wrong. Carry-on bag taxes are paid for by passengers not airlines.

The misdirected attempt to declare carry-on baggage "essential" so that it would be subject to the transportation excise tax won't affect airlines at all. It will on add a 7.5% tax on top of the baggage fees that is paid by passengers.

Should Schumer and his cosponsors prevail (I doubt that they will), the cost of any carry-on bag will go up by 7.5 percent. The excise tax is a separate tax on top of other taxes and exclusively paid for by passengers, not the airlines.

I wrote about this in early February after the IRS ruling come out. These posts clearly analyze the IRS ruling and explain why the analyst made these decisions.

Passengers need transparency and truth in pricing, rather than micro-management by Congress.

Check out the Consumer Travel Alliance. If you like it support it on your blogs.

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