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Airlines Incorporating Second Checked Bag Fees  
User currently offlineGentFromAlaska From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 3341 posts, RR: 2
Posted (8 years 2 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2109 times:

Fox Business News brought a subject to light late last week which I felt warrants discussion. For the airlines who have initiated a fee to check a second piece of luggage. If the the bag is delayed or in a worst case scenario never arrives, would the fee be refundable? The rationale or argument as best I could tell was for services not delivered under the provisions of contract law in the U.S. Code.

The new second bag surcharge is uncharted territory in the U.S. and not currently published in any airline companies contract of carriage at least in plain language. I did not check the cargo statutes or policies.

Under the current two piece free allowance, for those passengers who paid to check a third, fourth or even fifth checked piece who incurred excess baggage fees I don't recall ever reading any sort of reimbursement mechanism if any paid piece was lost.

One of the FAA metrics indicates more and more luggage is delayed or forever lost. 2006 and 2007 were horrific for lost and delayed bags.

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