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American Airlines raises baggage fees

Posted: Sat Apr 25, 2020 10:34 pm
by Mortyman
American Airlines raises baggage fees for basic economy to 150 USD roundtrip

https://www.businessinsider.com/america ... ?r=US&IR=T


This at a time when hardly anyone flies. I hope they have a better strategy of bringing passengers back when the time comes.

Re: American Airlines raises baggage fees

Posted: Sat Apr 25, 2020 11:23 pm
by airzona11
And it’s still not taxed.

Re: American Airlines raises baggage fees

Posted: Sat Apr 25, 2020 11:24 pm
by DLPMMM
Should note that this is only for TATL flights (are they flying any?) and only for Basic Economy, and from $60 to $75 per bag.

Re: American Airlines raises baggage fees

Posted: Sat Apr 25, 2020 11:37 pm
by Wingtips56
airzona11 wrote:
And it’s still not taxed.

It is taxed, as revenue income to the airline. If tax was to be added to the fee, the customer would pay it directly. And the airline would still pay income tax on the revenue portion.

Re: American Airlines raises baggage fees

Posted: Sat Apr 25, 2020 11:54 pm
by AWACSooner
DUI Dougie never could pass up a chance to stick it to the customers for more $$

Re: American Airlines raises baggage fees

Posted: Sun Apr 26, 2020 12:10 am
by mercure1
:old:

Change actually is quite logical as it will better align AA with its Atlantic JV partners - AY/BA/IB.

Its not about money, its about having more consistent and closer aligned policies.

Re: American Airlines raises baggage fees

Posted: Sun Apr 26, 2020 8:40 am
by Insertnamehere
mercure1 wrote:
:old:

Change actually is quite logical as it will better align AA with its Atlantic JV partners - AY/BA/IB.

Its not about money, its about having more consistent and closer aligned policies.


And about the money.

Re: American Airlines raises baggage fees

Posted: Tue Apr 28, 2020 6:45 am
by Chemist
mercure1 wrote:
:old:

Change actually is quite logical as it will better align AA with its Atlantic JV partners - AY/BA/IB.

Its not about money, its about having more consistent and closer aligned policies.


If they really wanted consistency, it wouldn't be a crapshow when you codeshare across airlines, and have to fight multiple record locators, different seat assignment policies, etc.
Face it, codeshares are convenience for the airlines. They have NOTHING to do with convenience for passengers.