[www.inewsguyana.com] – A poll conducted by iNews found that many persons are not too happy with the decision of Caribbean Airlines (CAL) to allow passengers to pay an additional US$25 for a second ‘checked’ piece of luggage.
The iNews Poll asked: Do you think the Guyanese authorities should allow airlines to change their baggage policy and charge for the second piece?
In response, 74% voted ‘no’, 24% voted ‘yes’ and a mere two percent were undecided.
During a recent interview with iNews, Veteran Pilot Captain, Gerry Gouveia said he believes that CAL’s announcement of changes to its baggage policy is the direction that many other carriers will have to take because of the increased overhead expenses and emerging human resource that is being demanded of many airlines.
CAL’s policy will now see travelers on the airline only being allowed one carry on piece and one checked bag for free. The second checked bag will now carry a US$25 charge with additional taxes. Currently, travelers are allowed one carry on and two checked-in bags for free.