By Rob Nance, Publisher - The news of American Airlines imposing a $15 fee per checked bag has people up in arms. But what about this accounting issue? American has not devised a way to collect this $15 fee at boarding when bags are deemed too big to carry on and therefore must be stowed. What a mess that will be...for operations AND accounting.
Get a load of this, too. American declared that they do not plan to offer refunds if suitcases do not arrive with the plane.
Thank God the accounting industry is held to higher standards than the airline industry!