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Is The AA First Bag Charge Really Going To Work?  
User currently offlineUltimateDelta From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 2169 posts, RR: 6
Posted (6 years 7 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 10416 times:

Hi, everybody. In light of American's announcement to begin charging for the first checked bag, I began to wonder if it was really going to work. Except for the areas where American is the only major operator, won't this act as more of an incentive to fly other airlines? Seems to me after a while the plan will backfire on them and drive down pax numbers.
Speaking of charging for things, I just wanted to say how much I love the new WN commercial ("If you have any questions, just call on us with your overhead call button for a minimum charge of one dollar!")  Wink


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User currently offlinePROSA From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5644 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (6 years 7 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 10399 times:

Much depends on whether other carriers start doing the same thing.


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User currently offlinePSA727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 974 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (6 years 7 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 10394 times:

I don't think it's going to matter in the long-run for
the likelihood that other airlines will be doing the
same. Oil prices are killing any chance of profits,
so other forms of revenue need to be addressed.

Also, this does not apply to international itineries.
Nor does it affect full-fare passengers or AA's elite
level frequent fliers (AA's bread-and-butter).



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User currently offlinePGNCS From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 2858 posts, RR: 49
Reply 3, posted (6 years 7 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 10387 times:



Quoting UltimateDelta (Thread starter):
In light of American's announcement to begin charging for the first checked bag, I began to wonder if it was really going to work. Except for the areas where American is the only major operator, won't this act as more of an incentive to fly other airlines?

I think you raise a great point, though for a reason perhaps different than you are thinking about. It would seem that this move will trigger people to maximize carry-on luggage. Given AA's notorious attitude about shutting the door on time, I am wondering how the increase in gate-checked bags will impact the operation. Further, I wonder what accounting method they have in place to charge people who gate check bags for their checked bags. Will it be billed at the boarding door? Has this even been considered? I can't help believing that this move will induce more chaos than it's worth for AA.

This sounds like a decision made by managers who rarely if ever step foot on an American plane. I am guessing the front line employees were not asked for input...Of course they will have to be the ones to deal with the consequences. As always.


User currently offlineCaptaink From Mexico, joined May 2001, 5109 posts, RR: 12
Reply 4, posted (6 years 7 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 10368 times:



Quoting PSA727 (Reply 2):
Also, this does not apply to international itineries.
Nor does it affect full-fare passengers or AA's elite
level frequent fliers (AA's bread-and-butter).

If it does affect the choice of carrier of the 'other' AA passengers not included in the above mentioned, then AA's bread and butter would not suffice.

If other carriers start doing the same, and I imagine they will, then AA should be ok.



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User currently offlineDavescj From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 2307 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (6 years 7 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 10370 times:

Hasn't UA matched this?

Dave



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User currently offlineLuisca From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (6 years 7 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 10331 times:

No carrier has matched it, so I dont think it will stick, maybe another round of fare increases will work, but other than that I dont see this ever working. Too much negative publicity already.

User currently offlineLHR777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (6 years 7 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 10271 times:



Quoting PGNCS (Reply 3):
Given AA's notorious attitude about shutting the door on time

Personally, I think every airline should be notorious about shutting the door on time. Delays cost big bucks, and airlines simply can't afford delays these days. Every dollar really does count.


User currently offlineBmg42000 From United States of America, joined May 2008, 10 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (6 years 7 months 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 10255 times:

I agree that this is only going to bring more grief to the employees with the additional carry on luggage.If I decide to fly AA and need to pay the 15$, I may put more books in my luggage so that I get my monies worth for the 50 lbs . I have no problems with the 25$ charge for the 2nd piece of luggage. (Perhaps it should be raised on the longer trips).

User currently offline757223 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 83 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (6 years 7 months 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 10244 times:

I agree that AA did not necessary think this through entirely. People will now be carrying even more on board, further delaying the boarding process. In my opinion, AA already takes longer to board than other airlines (with the same aircraft type). This is another instance of senior management not being in touch with day-in, day-out operations.


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User currently offlinePanAm747 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4242 posts, RR: 8
Reply 10, posted (6 years 7 months 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 10232 times:

It's almost funny how AA implement this, isn't it?

Since TSA and the government overreacted by banning carry-on liquids in the cabin, passengers couldn't really carry all their belongings into their carry-on bags - they had to be checked. In many cases, this has helped airlines cut down on the tons of stuff pax bring on board.

Now, because of the no-liquids-so-you-have-to-check-it rule, that will cost extra.

The key to all of this will be if other airlines match the fee. The second bag charge went through only because all the legacies agreed. But this one? It might last, it might not. Time will tell.



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User currently offlineCIDflyer From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 2362 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (6 years 7 months 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 10154 times:



Quoting PanAm747 (Reply 10):
The key to all of this will be if other airlines match the fee. The second bag charge went through only because all the legacies agreed. But this one? It might last, it might not. Time will tell.

very true. It really all depends on if the other carriers match it, which at this time they don't appear to be doing. So if they try to keep it when another carrier won't charge it then I can see it hurting them. I usually fly AA or DL, but I can tell you DL will be my first choice because they don't charge for the first bag. I have also flown on G4 and they have always charged for this, but then again their fares are low so it really doesn't seem like a big deal, and you expect it from a carrier that pretty much bills themselves as low frills.


User currently offlinePiedmontINT From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 376 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (6 years 7 months 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 10132 times:



Quoting PSA727 (Reply 2):
Also, this does not apply to international itineries.
Nor does it affect full-fare passengers or AA's elite
level frequent fliers (AA's bread-and-butter).

One thing I thought of regarding this 1st bag nonsense, who in the hell would want to be come one AA's "bread and butter" elites now? You have to start somewhere and it seems you have to be punished and treated like one of the riff-raff before you become a human being / elite.

The whole thing about elites being exempt from all of the legacies' fee X's and surcharge Y's for everything from baggage to seat selection will eventually come to bite the legacies in the ass because no one will want to be an elite on your airline after a while. Why get treated like dirt for the 25,000+ miles it takes to qualify as an elite just to earn the "privilege" to not be nickel and dimed to death?


User currently offlineFlybyguy From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 1801 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (6 years 7 months 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 10131 times:



Quoting PGNCS (Reply 3):
I am wondering how the increase in gate-checked bags will impact the operation.

I think they will just pad their schedules for this... and there you have it... an on time arrival.

Quoting PGNCS (Reply 3):
It would seem that this move will trigger people to maximize carry-on luggage.

Yeah and also an unqualified expectation from those who do pay the checked bag fee that their bags will arrive on time and un-damaged. People will probably max out their baggage weight out of spite, but this will guarantee that their bag will be abused by company employees because of that.

I have a feeling that baggage claims/complaints will go up astronomically because of this fee. Bravo AA, you have found yet another way to keep those complaints streaming in. Sometimes I wonder if mere survival is the airline industry's only concern.



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User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21589 posts, RR: 59
Reply 14, posted (6 years 7 months 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 10073 times:



Quoting PiedmontINT (Reply 12):
You have to start somewhere and it seems you have to be punished and treated like one of the riff-raff before you become a human being / elite.

Oh, it's just a little hazing. Builds character!  Wink



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User currently offlineMiaua777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 45 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (6 years 7 months 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 10072 times:

Spirit has been charging for both checked bags since last year, $10 if you check them online and $20 at the ticket counter and it seems to be working for them.

User currently offlinePGNCS From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 2858 posts, RR: 49
Reply 16, posted (6 years 7 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 10034 times:



Quoting LHR777 (Reply 7):
Quoting PGNCS (Reply 3):
Given AA's notorious attitude about shutting the door on time

Personally, I think every airline should be notorious about shutting the door on time. Delays cost big bucks, and airlines simply can't afford delays these days. Every dollar really does count.

Trying to be on time is great, but AA has a reputation for closing the door to get an on time even when it may not be the best decision overall, e.g. last flight of the night connections, etc. All airlines make mistakes and many times Captain intervention is required to resolve situations. AA agents in particular are extremely pressed to close the door on time even if it's the wrong decision, which it sometimes is. If delays cost airlines money, than how will this policy, which is likely to increase delays, help AA's bottom line?

Quoting 757223 (Reply 9):
I agree that AA did not necessary think this through entirely. People will now be carrying even more on board, further delaying the boarding process. In my opinion, AA already takes longer to board than other airlines (with the same aircraft type). This is another instance of senior management not being in touch with day-in, day-out operations.

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Quoting Flybyguy (Reply 13):
Quoting PGNCS (Reply 3):
I am wondering how the increase in gate-checked bags will impact the operation.

I think they will just pad their schedules for this... and there you have it... an on time arrival.

The on time DEPARTURE is what the agents are concerned about. It is a HIGHLY vaunted metric at AA.

Quoting Miaua777 (Reply 15):
Spirit has been charging for both checked bags since last year, $10 if you check them online and $20 at the ticket counter and it seems to be working for them.

And Spirit is a completely different competitor which targets leisure travelers and has a much smaller, much less complex, much more point to point, route system.


User currently offlineCschleic From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 1306 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (6 years 7 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 9942 times:



Quoting PanAm747 (Reply 10):
Since TSA and the government overreacted by banning carry-on liquids in the cabin, passengers couldn't really carry all their belongings into their carry-on bags - they had to be checked. In many cases, this has helped airlines cut down on the tons of stuff pax bring on board.

Yes....from a passenger standpoint for me, I've liked that part of it. Less junk hauled into the cabin, better chance of getting an overhead bin. There are plenty of things not to like about the TSA, but that's another matter.

With AA's policy sure to drive more into the cabin, their huge MD-80 fleet won't help, either, with their smaller overhead bins, at least on one side for AA planes.

I realize fare increases often don't stick, but why not raise all fares $5 and leave it at that? I'd rather pay that rather than saving a few $$ and deal with the sure-to-be hassles at boarding time, especially this summer.


User currently offlineAA7295 From Australia, joined Aug 2007, 622 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (6 years 7 months 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 9843 times:

Can you clarify this for me.

Is AA taking the LCC approach and charging customers for any bag (Even if it is one) checked into the cargo (bottom) part of the flight.

If so, that is obsurd and I will be using my AA miles and swtiching to UA!!

Not even JetStar charges for the first bag.


User currently offlineCubsrule From United States of America, joined May 2004, 23308 posts, RR: 20
Reply 19, posted (6 years 7 months 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 9664 times:



Quoting AA7295 (Reply 18):

Is AA taking the LCC approach and charging customers for any bag (Even if it is one) checked into the cargo (bottom) part of the flight.

Yes, though not many LCCs do it... I think NK and G4 are the only ones in the States (SX did too).

Quoting Flybyguy (Reply 13):
People will probably max out their baggage weight out of spite, but this will guarantee that their bag will be abused by company employees because of that.

I've flown with very light (sub-10 pound) checked bags and plenty of times with 45-50 pound bags, and I've never noticed a correlation between bag weight and anything I can see... damage, wear and tear, order on the carousel, or anything else.

Quoting Cschleic (Reply 17):
I realize fare increases often don't stick, but why not raise all fares $5 and leave it at that?

AA wants to have the same fares as the competition on the routes with competition. The fact that the product isn't the same is seemingly irrelevant.



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User currently offlinePiedmontINT From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 376 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (6 years 7 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 9551 times:



Quoting Cubsrule (Reply 19):
I've flown with very light (sub-10 pound) checked bags and plenty of times with 45-50 pound bags, and I've never noticed a correlation between bag weight and anything I can see... damage, wear and tear, order on the carousel, or anything else.

Trust me, the heavier the bag.. the harder its thrown. Not that I would know anything about that.  devil 


User currently offlineLAXdude1023 From India, joined Sep 2006, 7821 posts, RR: 25
Reply 21, posted (6 years 7 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 9503 times:

One of two things will happen:

1) this becomes an industry standard

2) AA drops it



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User currently offlineIairallie From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (6 years 7 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 9502 times:



Quoting PiedmontINT (Reply 20):

Trust me, the heavier the bag.. the harder its thrown. Not that I would know anything about that. devil

I used to load and unload bags. I never deliberately mistreated anyones property. Yes, some bags are harder to handle and manipulate. Those bags are more prone to damage for that reason. You need to remember all the reasons why people travel. They aren't all vacation travelers out to piss you off. For all you know the passenger with a large bag could be returning from a funeral carrying special momentos left to them by their departed loved one. It could be the bag of a child with a medical condition traveling for treatment and the items inside could be assistive or adaptive devices. It could belong to a military spouse moving his/her family overseas alone with a large family. Regardless there is never a reason to take out your issues on the bag.


User currently offlineXT6Wagon From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 3432 posts, RR: 4
Reply 23, posted (6 years 7 months 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 9483 times:

yes its going to work. Its going to make alot of OTHER airlines see higher profits as their customers jumpship.

Its one of those things that charging $15 more a flight wouldn't make FF members blink, but charging the same $15 for a bag will royally piss-off everyone no matter how much they love AA.


User currently offlinePiedmontINT From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 376 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (6 years 7 months 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 9484 times:



Quoting Iairallie (Reply 22):

I should have qualified it better.. Big heavy bags get damaged easier because they require more force to lift and arrange in the a/c. They get tossed around harder because no one wants to hold on to a 50+ pound bag any longer than they absolutely have to plus when handling them (especially with cheap lower quality bags) things tend to break off in your hands.

I am not an evil ramper destroying people's stuff, promise!


25 Cubsrule : ...I think the moral of the story is pack intelligently and invest in decent-quality luggage. There are definitely bags out there that even the most
26 BHMBAGLOCK : If they'd start charging extra for people carrying on large pieces of luggage instead then I'd be all for it. They'd probably collect more money too.
27 Mt99 : What happens if u pay the $15 and your luggage does not arrive?
28 Cschleic : Good questions. Does the luggage suddenly become more covered by contracts of carriage? Don't know, but maybe someone does. Oh boy, what problems thi
29 Lasflyer : I agree with just raising fares. I flew AA from LAS-NRT with a DFW connection recently. My bag was overweight. The agent told me to just go to the gif
30 WesternA318 : It just saddens me that AA has resorted to PeoplExpresing its ground ops and procedures. Yeesh...
31 Luv2cattlecall : True, but one is a ULCC and the other is a U-BOHICA-C Nope, they are taking the ULCC approach! Hell, the #1 LCC allows you 2 bags for free! Welcome t
32 Post contains links WN57787 : Allegian Air Insert from Allegianair.com What are your baggage fees? When purchased at the time of booking, a checked baggage fee of $10 per bag, per
33 WesternA318 : Dontcha mean Allegiant?
34 Baw716 : Short answer: NO. Reasoning: If AA charges from bag 1, then people will carry on more stuff. This will make f/a's more surly, especially when they ha
35 AirNZ : Yes, but it can also be said a great many of those 'frequent flyers' don't actually pay for their own tickets/flights so of course they wouldn't blin
36 CX777Fan : This is how the rest of the world operates. Usually 20kg limit for checked baggage for Y pax. Pay a discretionary overweight fee for every kilo over
37 ThirtyEcho : Why would anyone fly on an airline today? Hell begins at the entrance to the airport and ends only after exiting the airport at your destination. That
38 TUSAA : It's my understanding that the agents, at least working the gates, will be using a OSR device {same unit used by FA's to sell food onboard the planes
39 Lincoln : The flights I don't pay for, I don't pay anything for-- parking, luggage, even 'food' at the airport -- it's all travel expense and charged against t
40 Hiflyer : AA may have been the last on the second bag deal...think UA gave about 90 days warning while AA jumped on within days of the start but then leapfrogge
41 ChrisNH : A train wreck is what they'll have when faced with livid passengers who first paid the $15 and then saw their bag 'lost' by the airline. Talk about a
42 United_Fan : I was wondering what AA will do as more people bring carry-ons on-board. What will they do when the overheads are full? Make the people who board towa
43 N917me : If the 1+1 rule was being inforced in the first place, there would not be nearly as many "gate checks" Unless it an RJ, the only thing gate checked s
44 PagoFlyer : Do you suppose they'll charge non-revs also? Some gate agents will charge non-revs, others won't.
45 B777A340Fan : IMO, NO! While I sympathize with the situation US airlines are facing, I don't think charging for checked luggage will do anything, but aggravate the
46 Rara : Perhaps I missed it, but I'm surprised nobody has mentioned that this idea isn't new - European LCCs have toyed with it for a while now. Ryanair has b
47 B752OS : Management at AA should have thought out the ways they intend to add revenues to offset the high cost of fuel better. It would have much more sense t
48 Ikramerica : If you think you may have missed it, you can't assume nobody talked about it. On this side of the pond, SkyBus charged for all bags, and I believe th
49 N917ME : Midwest will now charge non-revs (employees too) for the second bag, overweight bag or extra bag. If all three apply.. all three charges will be asse
50 ABQopsHP : Im not so sure this is a good idea on AAs part, we were talking about this at work last week regarding the gate agents and collecting fees should pax
51 Bloodyrascal : Ohhh man AA you just making it more and more unbearable to fly with you. What next they are going to start charging you to use the bathroom? tsk tsk t
52 SkyHarborsHome : This is the question I had from the beginning. On the mad dogs, it seems some flights could run out of room in the bins. Before someone says, well th
53 United_Fan : Nobody has answered my question of,what are they going to do when people board towards the end and the o/h bins are full? Then what ?
54 B752OS : For starters, the airlines need to be more strict when it comes to the sizes of carryons people bring on the planes. I have seen som idiots come on w
55 Post contains links AirportPlan : Some Chicago aldermen are trying to use clauses in AA's O'Hare lease agreement to flight the baggage charge. http://www.suntimes.com/news/sneed/968802
56 1stclass : No chance. US dollar is rising and demand is decreasing, I just don't see it will happen.
57 IAirAllie : Interesting question. Lets say I am in the last boarding group I have my legally sized carry on and one personal item (which goes under the seat) but
58 LAXdude1023 : I must have been sick that day.
59 Osubuckeyes : I think somebody should just get a group of people on a flight with a ton of carry ons. Fill up the bins then when they try to check the last bags hav
60 Tango-Bravo : What is so incredibly difficult-to-impossible about the 3-1-1 rule for carry-ons that one "has to" depend on checked luggage for their liquids? ...li
61 MAH4546 : I personally booked my last AA itinerary last week. I'm a frequent flyer, so the extra charges don't affect me, but I'm still disgusted by their actio
62 PSU.DTW.SCE : Same here brotha' I'm Platnium Elite on NWA but I occasionally fly AA to places on the West Coast, Southwest, or Hawaii where they generally have a m
63 FlyingClrs727 : I sure hope the charge for the first bag gets dropped. With all the restrictions about bringing liquids in carry on luggage, it is difficult to travel
64 Tango-Bravo : And, of course, none who have "elite" status got there without "paying their dues" in terms of enduring all of the hassles that invariably come with
65 Ckfred : I asked a friend of mine who flies for AA. He thinks that, if the policy sticks, AA and Eagle will have to increase turnaround times, because the numb
66 Wjcandee : This is a Hail Mary by AA: hoping to outrage Congress enough to re-impose price and service regulation on the industry. So the fare from LGA-DFW will
67 BAW716 : Still have the cost of the units, and the extra processing time to charge for the bags...no matter if they have a handheld device, they have to swipe
68 777STL : Everyone thinks they're xyz airline's most important customers. The fact of the matter is, is that this isn't going to have any effect on the custome
69 HPAEAA : In a perfect world your right, except for when there is no more overhead space... it's happened to me more than a few times where AAgents are gate ch
70 PSU.DTW.SCE : Agreed. People have to start out somewhere. That first 3-6 months of hardcore travel can really stink until you finally get status and are able to en
71 Cubsrule : There are just about zero narrowbodies in this country that can accommodate a BK22 for every passenger in the bins... B6 320s MAY be the sole excepti
72 Ckfred : My friend who flies for AA thinks AA ought to price their fares to reflect the cost of getting people from A to B with a level of service that people
73 Vfw614 : Most European carriers operating regional jets/props do not gate-check bags if there is a lack of overhead space but have people leaving their larger
74 JoseKMLB : well looks like delta and southwest are going to be doing it, but i think southwest already has it in effect, so i think all the airlines will be doin
75 Burkhard : Which fraction of passengers has check in bags in the US? If this gives AA an advantage on those that don't have, this can well pay off...
76 AirNZ : Not really possible, and why should they? Such companies advertise and sell the appropriate FARE (ancillary charges by any specific airline have noth
77 Lincoln : Simple... Add a drop-down "How many bags do you plan on checkng?" to the search critera
78 Post contains links Glbltrvlr : Delta says no way to first bag charge... http://money.cnn.com/news/newsfeeds/...OWJONESDJONLINE000777_FORTUNE5.htm
79 Ikramerica : SOP in the USA too. If the bag is small enough to fit in a standard mainline overhead bin but too large for a regional aircraft, every airline I've f
80 777STL : FWIW, the Fortune 250 company I work for uses WN *extensively* as we don't have a corporate contract with any particular airline. WN draws in much mo
81 Isitsafenow : I have a new angle to the carry-it-all-on board AA is facing. Folks are going to carry EVERYTHING all on board (the silver,gold and platinum know bett
82 N702ML : May I ask what you are referring to? The charge for a first bag? If so, you are mistaken. In fact, Southwest has just recently launched a major adver
83 LAXdude1023 : I really hope that they stop this. For their own sake. Makeing passengers pay to check a bag is just going to irritate their clientele and they might
84 HPAEAA : Haha, very true, I was on a 762 this past weekend and it couldn't even handle the carryon bags!
85 Ssides : I can't see AA continuing their policy if no other airlines follow. By making only apply to tickets booked on or after June 15, they will have more f
86 JoseKMLB : I thought they did but delta has a $25 for 2nd bag fee
87 SCL767 : I think AA will drop this soon as it has tarnished the company's image.
88 Post contains links Ssides : WN does not have any fees for a checked bag, although they did reduce their checked baggage allowance from 3 to 2 some time ago. Of the major US airl
89 BAW716 : Hmm...and oil closed at $138/barrel on Friday?? Seems to me that we are trending toward $200/barrel oil. Don't know if we'll hit it by year end, but
90 Airbazar : I don't think it will stick either. Most carriers were quick to jump on when it came to charging for the second bag. No one has reacted yet, to charg
91 MAH4546 : It will end the year below $100, easily, IMO. Though that's just my non-expert opinion.
92 CASinterest : I am not sure if it will end the year below $100, but I do think that oil will plummet incredibly fast when it does go. The plummet will be in direct
93 Cubsrule : I'm certainly not an elite now, and I don't check bags when I don't have to... while it's definitely true that leisure travelers tend to travel with
94 HAMAD : on united's website, it reconfirms that united will be charging for the second bag only, it did not mention anything for checking a first bag.
95 CasInterest : M Didn't mean to claim everyone does, but by and large most people have to check luggage nowadays, especially with the liquid bans. Myself, I hate lug
96 Ssides : I think AA realized that there was a good chance that other airlines might not follow -- that's why they're waiting to implemented on flights purchas
97 CasInterest : True, But I also wonder if their recent weekend $20 hike was an attempt to get all the airlines to raise the fees, so that they could drop the baggag
98 Ssides : What $20 hike?
99 Post contains links CasInterest : $20 Hike Recinded
100 Ckfred : What is interesting is that AA announced the $15 bag charge on May 21st. Here we are 20 days later, and no one else has announced a new first-bag char
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