The merger should be stopped and air lines should be re-regulated so that we can get rid of things like checked baggage fees. Airline ticket prices should be all inclusive and cover things like checked baggage, in flight snacks or meals, etc. We need to put an end to these outrageous and totally unjustifiable nickle and dime fees.
So next time you go out to eat you will pay for a dessert even if you don't order one? I pack light and shouldn't have to subsidize someone else's luggage. It costs airlines in labor and fuel to haul bags. Also, amazing that airlines in their history have a net loss so charging enough to make them profitable is a bad thing? It's bad enough the heavy maintenance is outsourced overseas for the most part. Airlines should be the last industry to be deregulated but since that is the case then they should at least be able to make a profit without having to cut corners on maintenance.