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Send an E-mail to USAir NOW about Charge for 2nd Bag

Send an E-mail to USAir NOW about Charge for 2nd Bag

Mar 2nd, 2008, 08:14 AM
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"The threat of losing business could be enough to derail the plan."


NO!!! Americans are always "threatening" I read message board posts all the time saying "XYX Airline did something wrong and I AM NEVER FLYING THEM AGAIN" Several months or the next year, XYX has the LOWEST fare and guess what?? Indignation is forgotten for CHEAP!

American Airlines PROVED that we talk a lot, but when push comes to shove we vote CHEAP. American said "travelers say they want more room so we are rolling out "more room in coach"" And then AA had to charge more since they had fewer seats..... AA has quietly removed "more room" in favor of "cheaper" We voted. And the "outrage" here will last as long as the next "sale"

My rule, never say never in travel. I have said it once. (Alamo rental car and I have made it stick. Yes, it has cost me money, but...)
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Mar 2nd, 2008, 09:49 AM
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Yeah, Carol, I think I am at that point with the major airlines. I've had it with them, and I'm finally sticking with Southwest. I recently flew cross country on Southwest. A change was required in Chicago (Midway, though), and the first flight left a bit earlier than I preferred. Continental had a direct flight for about the same price, requiring only an Amtrak connection from Newark. And their flight left an hour later (more convenient). United also had a pretty good fare into a more convenient airport. But...I said no and went with Southwest. I'm glad I did. They've always treated me well and I admire their efficiency and policies (like no change fees). I'm at the point now where I'll fly the "major" airlines domestically only as a last resort.
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Mar 3rd, 2008, 03:41 AM
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<<< Because the fee will encourage people to carry on more and larger bags. >>>

So a fee encourages people to carry more bags - how?

it might encourage them to go for a larger single bag but then they'd start hitting maximum bag weight problems - and anyway ther impression I get is that most people travel with the maximum free allowance anyway so there wouldn;t be a change
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Mar 3rd, 2008, 06:51 AM
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One of the interesting side effects of this fee on United has appartenly been that the Gate Agents are cracking down on the overloaded carryon folks.

I have read several posts regarding this and actually saw it in action last week.

So......

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Mar 3rd, 2008, 11:27 PM
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The United policy of 1 checked bag is for domestic flights.

Everyone is allowed 2 checked bags on international flights. That includes the domestic flights that connect with international ones. I'd fully expect that to be the case also if the international flight was on a Star Alliance partner on the same ticket.
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Mar 4th, 2008, 01:08 AM
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mrwunrfl - I hadn't seen that "technicality"!!! That certainly makes things better for me! Thanks!
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Mar 6th, 2008, 01:14 PM
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USAir plans to charge customers for checking a 2nd bag. Express your outrage right now by emailing customer service:

http://www.usairways.com/awa/content...tionsform.aspx


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Mar 6th, 2008, 03:46 PM
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No, thanks, I am not outraged.

I am happy to not have the money I spend on a ticket go to help pay for fuel & handling to haul your second checked bag.

I am happy that you will pay the $25 fee no matter how far you travel.

The more money going to the airline's bottom line, or to keeping fares down, the better, as long as the money is not coming out of my pocket.

I think I will use your link to tell them how pleased I am with the new policy. I encourage others to do the same.

I realize that I am a selfish and rude moron.
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Mar 6th, 2008, 04:40 PM
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At least your honest about your selfishness -- kudos!

And as I've stated, I never check 2 bags on USAir (and rarely one).

The fee is not my concern -- longer security lines and boarding times are my concern. And both are inevitable because the fee will cause people to carry on more and larger bags.

Like you, the people who try to carry on everything but the kitchen sink are rude morons, but we all pay for their selfishness.

You, too.
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Mar 7th, 2008, 12:42 AM
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I'm another rude moron and I will be joining mrwunerfl on this crusade....

I've been on some full domestic flights (MD80s, 737s or 757s) that had everybody carry on a 21 incher plus a computer bag and boarding still took less than 20 minutes.

I really don't understand the OP's outrage....

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Mar 7th, 2008, 04:34 PM
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Gekko, I'm going to pay for my one (slightly oversized) carryon with no checked bags? You mean in heaven? or ...

You should learn to think more selfishly: the new fee doesn't matter to you because you are in boarding zone 1 anyway. Preferred!

Actually, I don't think the fee will result in that much more luggage in the overhead bin. Not like what would happen if they repealed the liquid/gel rules.
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Mar 8th, 2008, 05:32 PM
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Keep the heat on USAir:

http://www.usairways.com/awa/content...tionsform.aspx

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Mar 9th, 2008, 04:24 AM
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Gekko,
I don't know if you have read this thread... but the only person who seems to care is you.

The rest of us don't seem to be "keeping the heat on" LOL!

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Mar 9th, 2008, 07:39 AM
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I don't worry about this either. I would like to see them enforce the carry on rules! and furthermore, make the FA's make people put their carry ons within just a few rows of their seats.
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Mar 9th, 2008, 08:39 AM
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The reality is, many airline employees do NOT enforce the carry-on rules, particularly harried gate agents.

Why? I can think of two obvious reasons:

It slows things down for everyone.

Conflict is not pleasant.

If you WANT longer security lines and longer boarding/deplaning times, roll over and accept this new fee.

If you don't, complain:

http://www.usairways.com/awa/content...tionsform.aspx
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Mar 9th, 2008, 09:37 AM
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Wow, someone has a lot of free time on their hands to get this balled up over policies that are most likely not to change.
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Mar 9th, 2008, 09:58 AM
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The fee has not been implemented yet, of course.

Did you not know that fact?

There's plenty of time to derail the moronic decision, but consumers must ACT!

http://www.usairways.com/awa/content...tionsform.aspx
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Mar 9th, 2008, 12:34 PM
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I am not against the 2nd bag fee either. I think it's fair to pay a fee for transporting additional baggage. It could affect me at some time when/if I ever get to go somewhere on vacation. I'll pay the $25 for the return trip if I need to.

I can't imagine people bringing much more onboard than they already do. Just put it in the bin over your seat, not mine.
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Mar 9th, 2008, 01:27 PM
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Am I the only one who finds this funny. It's a one man campaign. And it's failing. (I feel like we are watching Mike Huckabee campaigning for President)'

And the fee was implemented for tickets purchased after Febuary 26 with flights after May 5. Sounds "implmented" to me.
http://www.usairways.com/awa/content...epolicies.aspx

Also sounds resonable not "moronic" Why is is not reasonable to charge people who use more resouces more?


I think Gekko is fighting windmills!
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Mar 9th, 2008, 02:01 PM
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I'm proud to report that I received an email from USAir saying that the policy is still under review and may not be "permanent."

Good news! Don't relent!

http://www.usairways.com/awa/content...tionsform.aspx
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