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Don't be nipped by extra baggage fees!

ArchiveDue to the soaring cost of fuel, many airlines are imposing additional fees for checked baggage. Some of these new fees kick in for flights booked after June 15, so register for Warpstock 2008 early, and book your flights as soon as possible.

Here are some of the airline policies as reported by American Express:

Northwest Airlines

Customers with domestic economy class for travel on or after May 5, 2008 may check one bag for free and check a second bag for $25 each way. The fee will be charged to passengers if their itinerary includes segments after May 5 regardless of when the tickets were purchased. The fees may be higher depending on weight and dimensions of each baggage. For customers checking in three or more bags, the carrier will assess a fee of $100 per bag each way.

The carry-on policy of one personal item (such as a purse or laptop bag) plus one bag remains in place.

The following customers will not be charged a service fee to check a bag provided the bag is within the weight allowance:

  • Silver, Gold and Platinum WorldPerks® Elite customers, SkyTeam Elite customers, and those booked in first or full fare classes (Y or B) will not be impacted by this policy change.

Delta Airlines

Customers with domestic economy class tickets who travel on or after May 1, 2008 may check one bag for free and check a second bag for $25 each way. The fee will be charged to passengers if their itinerary includes segments after May 1 regardless of when the tickets were purchased.

The carry-on policy of one personal item (such as a purse or laptop bag) plus one bag remains in place.

The following customers will not be charged a service fee to check a bag provided the bag is within the weight allowance:

  • SkyMiles Elite, and First/Business Class passengers

United Airlines

Customers who purchase nonrefundable domestic economy tickets for travel on or after May 5, 2008 may check one bag for free and check a second bag for $25 each way. The fees may be higher depending on weight and dimensions of each baggage. This policy applies to travel within the United States, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands and Canada.

The carry-on policy of one personal item (such as a purse or laptop bag) plus one bag remains in place.

The following customers will not be charged a service fee to check a bag provided the bag is within the weight allowance:

  • Customers with Mileage Plus Premier status or greater, Star Alliance Silver status or greater, government fares, military fares, standard Award Tickets, first and business class award tickets, or first and business class upgrades granted prior to check-in

American Airlines

Customers who purchase domestic economy class tickets on or after May 12, 2008 but before June 15, 2008 may check one bag for free and check a second bag for $25 each way.

Customers who purchase domestic economy class tickets on or after June 15, 2008 will be charged $15 each way for the first checked bag and $25 each way for the second checked bag.

The carry-on policy of one personal item (such as a purse or laptop bag) plus one bag remains in place.

The following customers will not be charged a service fee to check a bag provided the bag is within the weight allowance:

  • For the first checked bag, customers who buy a ticket before June 15, 2008, or who fly before June 15, 2008
  • For the second checked bag, customers who purchased a ticket before May 12, 2008
  • Customers traveling on an international itinerary to destinations beyond the U.S., the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, or Canada
  • Customers who purchase full-fare tickets in Economy Class
  • Customers who purchase Business or First Class tickets
  • Customers flying on AA codeshare flights not operated by American Airlines, American Eagle or AmericanConnection®
  • Customers traveling on government or military fares
  • Military passengers on active duty
  • AAdvantage Executive Platinum®, AAdvantage Platinum® or AAdvantage Gold® members
  • oneworld Alliance Emerald, Sapphire or Ruby members
  • Customers flying on the same reservation as an AAdvantage Executive Platinum, AAdvantage Platinum or AAdvantage Gold member or oneworld Alliance Emerald, Sapphire or Ruby member regardless of frequent flier status or fare type (not applicable to group bookings)
  • AAnytime® Economy Class AAdvantage award tickets, MileSAAver(SM) or AAnytime First and Business Class AAdvantage award tickets
  • First and Business Class upgrades confirmed prior to check in
  • AAirpass travel

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Don't be nipped by extra baggage fees!
Authored by: Tina R on Friday, April 24 2009 @ 09:23 PM
Travel fees get worse every year. Travel fees normally used to be confined to airfare alone, now you have to pay for everything. The most annoying airline expense in recent memory is easily baggage fees, which didn't use to exist. These days, if you're taking a flight for a trip any longer than overnight, it will cost a lot of money to check a bag, and if you want something to drink on the airplane or maybe a snack – get a second mortgage. They'll even charge you for the sordid and unsanitary pillow and blanket. It's gotten to the point where you need debt consolidation from travel fees for a trip over the weekend.