Do you think the airlines are not getting clobbered with higher fuel prices?
Should they just lose money so we can get to where we want to go?
Paying for services, like luggage, is an alternative to just jacking up the fare. If you don't use the service you don't pay extra...if you use the service a lot more than the next guy (a lot of bags) then you pay more than the next guy.
Sounds to me like a fair solution to a real problem
There are times that I fly to SF round trip in one day with no luggage and therefore no additional weight to lift.
Should I pay the same as a vacationing couple with 2 bags apiece?