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FL To Charge For Second Bag  
User currently offlineMSYtristar From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 6520 posts, RR: 51
Posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2920 times:

http://www.ajc.com/business/content/...ories/2008/04/10/airtran_0411.html

No surprises here, really. I was expecting this to happen sooner or later.

$20 charge (or if you fly one-way only, $10) for a 2nd checked bag eff. May 15th.

[Edited 2008-04-11 03:38:52]

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User currently offlineDaCubbyBearBar From United States of America, joined Apr 2008, 76 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2839 times:

Well, I thought this too would come to some of the bigger LCC's. I figured they would charge a little less per bag, as they are, so as to say, "see we are a lower cost". $20 roundtrip versus $25 one-way, is a fair price I feel.


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User currently offlineMcdu From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 1448 posts, RR: 17
Reply 2, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2823 times:

This really throws cold water on many of those that tutted at the UA initial charge for second bag. Many post about saying the LCC's were the only ones to deliver true value and many more declarations of NEVER flying UA because of the bag charge. Now with almost every carrier including LCC's charging it seems either these guys will never fly again or they will be paying for a second bag on whomever they fly.

User currently offlineMSYtristar From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 6520 posts, RR: 51
Reply 3, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2801 times:



Quoting Mcdu (Reply 2):
Many post about saying the LCC's were the only ones to deliver true value and many more declarations of NEVER flying UA because of the bag charge

It does sort of deal another blow to that line of thinking now doesn't it? But just as the legacies have their defenders to the end, so will the LCC's.

For me...these new rules won't really have much of an impact because my years of nonreving have taught me to pack light. For the family of four going to Disney, though...that's another story.


User currently offlineLuv2fly From United States of America, joined May 2003, 12090 posts, RR: 49
Reply 4, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2691 times:



Quoting MSYtristar (Reply 3):
It does sort of deal another blow to that line of thinking now doesn't it? But just as the legacies have their defenders to the end, so will the LCC's.

For me...these new rules won't really have much of an impact because my years of nonreving have taught me to pack light. For the family of four going to Disney, though...that's another story.

On a plus side it is lower then what the so called legacy carriers charge. Now on the other hand, has anyone thought that now it will take longer to board and deboard the aircraft since so many people will be hauling more luggage onboard to not have to check and pay?



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User currently offlineCubsrule From United States of America, joined May 2004, 22718 posts, RR: 20
Reply 5, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2673 times:



Quoting MSYtristar (Reply 3):
It does sort of deal another blow to that line of thinking now doesn't it? But just as the legacies have their defenders to the end, so will the LCC's.

It's almost more justifiable for FL, though, as they are much farther down the a la carte pricing road than many (all?) legacies. I don't know the numbers, but I suspect FL sells far more on the spot upgrades into J than any legacy (and it's priced reasonably), and there is also the seat selection charge. Based on these, I might argue that it's more appropriate for FL to do this (from a brand standpoint) than for a legacy.



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User currently offlineMSYtristar From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 6520 posts, RR: 51
Reply 6, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2667 times:



Quoting Cubsrule (Reply 5):
It's almost more justifiable for FL, though, as they are much farther down the a la carte pricing road than many (all?) legacies. I don't know the numbers, but I suspect FL sells far more on the spot upgrades into J than any legacy (and it's priced reasonably), and there is also the seat selection charge. Based on these, I might argue that it's more appropriate for FL to do this (from a brand standpoint) than for a legacy.

J upgrades on FL always sold like hotcakes and I'm sure that has continued. FL will be able to make some decent revenue off of this, and I agree, it does sort of fall in line with their overall strategy. That's not a bad thing since the airline has been successful over the years. More power to them.

Let's face it....it won't be too long before just about everyone out there adopts this or a form of this.


User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 2587 times:

When nearly all of the mega-majors (UA, US, CO, DL, NW) announced a second bag charge, and AA looking like they're be the next to do so, it really was a matter of time before the other major airlines start doing it as well. I have a feeling that B6 and AS will be next to do it, probably announcing in the next 2 weeks, with probably WN being the lone holdout.

I also would not be surprised if some more airlines hike the skycap fee as well.


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