Brief airline rant

WTF with the charge for the first checked bag? Just raise the ticket price by $15 or $25. On this morning’s flight, it seemed to me that significantly over half of the passengers had some sort of wheeled suitcase as a carry on. It’s a freakin’ suitcase…CHECK IT. But, you can’t really blame the passengers because the airlines penalize you for being considerate of cabin space and checking your smallish suitcase. It just seems so stupid.