Pay Up for that Pushcart

Visitors arriving in the United States via JFK and other New York City-area airports quickly find that, in the land of the free, the luggage trolleys aren't. The cash-strapped New York-New Jersey Port Authority recently imposed a $2 fee per cart. (Helpfully, the trolley dispensing machines take credit and debit cards.) JFK joins just a handful of international airports that have apparently decided that the money made by charging weary travelers for trolleys is worth the goodwill lost.

Vienna's Schwechat Airport requires a ¤1 or ¤2 deposit for trolleys. But, as in many supermarkets, the fee is...

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