Schumer predicts quick passage of carry-on fee ban

Legislation prohibiting airlines from charging a fee for carry-on luggage will speed through Congress and to the president's desk, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said this morning.

Schumer, who's introducing the legislation, said lawmakers will be quick to sign on to such a popular bill.

"I think it will go through the Senate and the House like a hot knife through butter," Schumer said on MSNBC's Morning Joe.

A handful of airlines are now charging fees of up to $45 for carry on luggage, though some are also dropping their ticket prices to compensate.

Schumer said the fees were an affront to passangers.

"This is a step too far. This crosses the line," he said.

Watch Schumer discuss the legislation, as well as financial regulation and the re-election of Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), below:

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