KyleAAA wrote: ↑
Mon Dec 02, 2019 3:17 pm
You aren't wrong. It would be far better if airlines charged for carry on rather than checked luggage, but this is the system we're stuck with.
I just booked with Frontier, and if you don't bundle options, you can buy either carry-on or checked luggage, and carry-on is more expensive.
According to Clayton Christianson, disruption cones from the cheapest end of an industry, so maybe Frontier and Southwest will encourage others airlines to provide incentives to check luggage.
Maybe the big airlines believe that you should be your own Porter, and don't want to pay baggage handlers, but instead just end up with passengers who hate to fly.
I have an upcoming trip that will take me 9 hours by airplane, 3 hours of driving total on outbound and destination plus a 2 hour layover, plus time at security. I almost made the trip by car, since I could drive it in 12 hours.