New York Sen. Charles Schumer wants airlines to scrap a proposal to reduce the allowed size of carry-on luggage.
He warns that a 20 percent reduction would force travelers to pay more for check-in fees or spend money on millions of pieces of new luggage.
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The Democratic senator says it's just another way for airlines to make money at the expense of travelers.
Schumer says customers deserve a break, especially since airline profits are expected to soar this year.
The current maximum carry-on size ranges from a length of 22 inches to 24 inches, a width of 14 to 18 inches and a depth of 9 to 16 inches.
The trade association for the industry wants to standardize carry-on size to 21.5 inches by 13.5 inches and a depth of 7.5 inches.