Parra From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (11 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 885 times:
The KLMuk subsidiary Buzz http://www.buzzaway.com are to offer passengers a £10 voucher towards their next flight if they only take carry-on bags on their flights. They are reportedly looking into charging a per kilo fee at check-in in future. Is this the way to go for the "no-frill" operations ? I think it's great. I hate subsidising those idiots who take 2 huge suitcases away for a weekend break.
Ceilidh From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 2, posted (11 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 858 times:
PEOPLExpress did a similar thing - charged (I think) US$3 per checked bag. The problem, of course, is that pax will then try and get everything into their carryons - and if the airlines enforce the 7kg rule they will just upset them (as seen on Airline, featuring easyJet.
Parra From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 3, posted (11 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 844 times:
The plan is that eveyone will pay the same for their ticket but they will get a voucher to use on their next flight. They quoted fuel costs and the costs of retrieving and then forwarding lost baggage as well as handling.
The voucher scheme is deffinate but the per kilo charge is only at the idea stage at the moment.