A U.S. senator from Florida is asking airlines not to act like a Scrooge during the holidays.
Sen. Bill Nelson, the top Democrat on the Senate Commerce Committee, has called on all U.S. carriers to halt plans to increase checked bag fees during the holidays. He hinted that he might propose legislation next year that would force airlines to show a connection between the fees and the cost of air travel.
Nelson’s call appears to target ultra-low-cost carriers Spirit Airlines and Frontier Airlines, both of which have announced plans to raise bag fees during the upcoming holiday travel season.
Florida-based Spirit will increase bag fees $2 during the Christmas travel...