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Buzz To Offer Discounts For Not Checking Bags  
User currently offlineParra From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (13 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1458 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.

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User currently offlineCapt.Picard From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (13 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1438 times:

Would this have anything to do with baggage load affecting fuel consumption?

Cheaper fares are of course, popular, but I suspect many pax who might need to bring hold-luggage will feel they are being ripped-off by having to pay for it.

Personally, I'm not affected, as I have never carried more than a large rucksack or sports bag when flying with the no-frills airlines, for a weekend break in Europe etc.

Rgds,
CP


User currently offlineCeilidh From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (13 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1431 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.

User currently offlineParra From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (13 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 1417 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.


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