Blumenthal pushes law to take down sky high airline fees

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Sen. Richard Blumenthal wants to eliminate certain 'ridiculous' airline fees.

The senator is pushing the FAIR Act, a law that would curb airlines from imposing fees on this such as cancellation, baggage and ticket changes.

The legislation gives the federal government nine months to come up with new rules for airline fees that can't be disproportional to the cost incurred by the air carrier. Critics say the airlines are price gouging.

According to the government, airline fees are now 35 times higher than they were in 2007.

Sen. Blumenthal says the fees keep going up. "They're going to be paying sky-high fees. The fees are rising quicker than the planes are."

The law was first proposed by the senator three years ago but did not pass.

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