I'm completely glad we have Owner's Locker now with all the crazy fees airlines are implementing. One of my big deals about OL was originally about going carry-on, more so I wouldn't have to check luggage or wait for luggage in baggage claim.
I feel for the airlines with the price of oil. I really do. But I think their nickel-and-diming policies are not what the flying public wants. I think that while people will look for a cheap price, they do want some basic services and items covered on their ticket. It's becoming a hassle to calculate what your ticket will cost when you are just going a quick airfare check.
I think they must think that people want a la carte pricing. On some level for some things, I think that's true. But I think the airlines would be better off just raising fares and CLEARLY stating what those fares cover, like your seat, a carryon, a piece of checked luggage, onboard non-alcoholic beverage, etc. Whatever they decide to cover.
I think when people see what's included, they can then decide to purchase other things like additional checked luggage, snacks, etc.
DVC Owner, BCV & AKV
Lots and lot of trips logged.
Oct 08 ~ DCL and BCV