Thursday Nov. 06, 2008 @ 5:53 pm By

Delta, said to be the worlds largest airlines, announced that effective immediately, for traffic on or after Dec. 5, customers flying domestically will be charged $15 for the first checked bag and $25 for the second checked luggage bag. They were the last of the six legacy airlines to impose such a fee. Not really a shocker, as we said when the first airline did it, it was just a matter of time before they all did it and it became the new norm.

Delta also reported that it would be cutting select other fees as it aligns its policies with it’s newly acquired airline; Northwest Airlines. These fee range from SkyMiles and WorldPerks award ticket surcharges ($25-$100), reducing reservation sales direct ticketing charges (from $25 to $20) and eliminating curbside check in administrative fees ($3). This also means that the earlier reported fee increase for the second bag from $25 to $50, would be reduced to the ‘original’ (such that a new fee can be) fee rate of $25 as that is the policy of NWA.

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