Baggage fees first came on the scene several years ago and many of us were understandably upset at the newest “fee”. As we all know, the fee – among others – became the standard and most all but a small few airlines charged passengers to check their luggage.
Well, Delta Airlines announced that they are increasing their baggage fees. Previously, Delta’s customers were charged $15 for the first bag and $25 for the second. Well now, travelers will be asked to pay $23 for the first bag and $32 for the second!! WOW! Not to shocking, as this always happens as each airline watches the others lead, Continental Airlines has announced that they are also increasing their luggage fees to match Delta’s.
A little Googling turned up another blog – The Buzz Log – that had a great list of current baggage fees by airlines:
- Alaska Airlines: $15 for the first bag, $25 for the second.
- American Airlines: $20 for the first bag and $30 for the second.
- Continental Airlines: $23 for the first, $32 for the second.
- Delta Airlines: $23 for the first, $32 for the second.
- JetBlue Airlines: first bag free, second bag will cost you $30.
- Northwest Airlines: first bag $23, second bag $32.
- Southwest Airlines: two bags for free. Really.
- United Airlines: when fees paid online, $15 for the first bag, and $25 for the second. When paid at the airport, $5 more for each bag.
- Virgin America: $20 for the first, $20 for the second.