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Now you have to pay for your handbags with Sunwing

Now you have to pay for your handbags with Sunwing

Sunwing Airlines now charges its passengers who wish to bring carry-on baggage with them into the cabin during their flight.

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Travelers can still have personal items, such as a handbag, briefcase, or small backpack, for free.

However, they must pay a fee of $25 if they wish to bring a small bag, gym bag, or backpack into the cabin.

These new fees are in effect since Monday.

Sunwing explains on their website that these rates have been added to avoid customers paying extra fees for services they don’t need.

The increasing number of passengers bringing hand luggage is causing inconvenience to airlines as there is not enough space for all passengers.

Many are now choosing to travel lightly, with only hand luggage in the cabin, in particular to avoid paying check-in fees for baggage and avoid waiting for their bag on arrival.

However, the first checked bag is included for free in the Sunwing Vacation Packages.

For travelers paying for air travel only, checked baggage costs $50, if prepaid, and $70 if paid at the airport.

For travel agent Nicole St Helier, adding this fee is an incentive for checked baggage.

“For me, adding a fee for Continue in From Sunwing, it’s like a a ticket A broker says to people: Well, you are entitled to hold baggage, take advantage of it. We won’t necessarily lose it anymore, it’s less bad, today we can see it, there are no more piles of baggage at the airports.”

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Eric Poissonault, of the Association of Tour Agents of Quebec, describes these fees as opportunistic.

“It is a bit unfortunate that the consumer is still the one who pays. It is another tax burden.

He believes that the company should raise awareness rather than impose additional fees.