Brazilians Stuff Suitcases in Last Free Perk for Fliers
In other parts of the world, airlines are getting even stricter about luggage, from carry-ons to suitcases bound for the cargo hold. That means planes flying outside Brazil are lighter and more fuel-efficient, said Jay Sorensen, a former Midwest Airlines executive who now runs aviation consultancy IdeaWorksCompany.com in Shorewood, Wisconsin. In Brazil, “they’re messing with the economics of airlines,” Sorensen said in a telephone interview. Brazil risks bankrupting its airlines by dictating what they can charge for, he said.
October 9, 2014