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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

Apr 23rd, 2008, 07:41 AM
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I have no issue with the policy -- they could make it $1,000 per bag so long as the policy is announced. If you disagree, fly another carrier. I've seen the size of some checked luggage, and the typical traveler should be ablet to travel with one large piece of luggage. But, on some of my trips to Latin America and the Caribbean you see people checking TVs and other stuff they can't buy in their home countries -- they should be paying more since they're using the airline as a courier service, not merely transportation.

And, the airlines should enforce the size of carry on luggage -- perhaps this is something the TSA can do instead of scanning our shoes.
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Apr 23rd, 2008, 08:19 PM
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Gekko wrote on 4/22:

"JetBlue has not insulted us with a charge for a 2nd checked bag."

Spoke too soon. They announced today that they're charging $20 for 2nd bag starting 6/1.
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Apr 23rd, 2008, 08:51 PM
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Sorry, actually B6 announced it yesterday morning, 4/22, in the Q1 report. Which is before Gekko posted.
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Apr 23rd, 2008, 10:04 PM
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<<< And, the airlines should enforce the size of carry on luggage -- perhaps this is something the TSA can do instead of scanning our shoes. >>>

Spread a rumour about an Evil Turrist Plot involving oversized hand luggage
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Apr 24th, 2008, 04:54 AM
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I emailed Delta about this policy. My biggest complaint is that Delta is not "grandfathering" in those who bought their tickets before the announced policy change (USAir is). Delta's response was that they are following industry standard which they are NOT since every other airline charging for a second bag is allowing those who booked before that airline's announcement to still check a 2nd bag. You would think Delta would look at the recent cruiseline fuel surcharge debacle (where several have been forced to give refunds) that this sort of business practice is not okay. Sure, charge all they want AS LONG AS THE POLICY IS CLEARLY IN PLACE WHEN CUSTOMERS BOOK!
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Apr 28th, 2008, 08:14 AM
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AA just joined the club. The exceptions are:

Those in American's AAdvantage program who have achieved AAdvantage
Gold, AAdvantage Platinum and AAdvantage Executive Platinum levels;
-- Those who have purchased full-fare tickets in the Economy, Business and
First Class cabins; and
-- Those with international itineraries (except to and from Canada and
U.S. territories, such as Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands).
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Apr 28th, 2008, 08:34 AM
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Yet another reason not to fly AA.

I guess AA doesn't care about congested overhead space and delayed boarding & deplaning.

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Apr 28th, 2008, 08:42 AM
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Well, fortunately, I live in a city, Portland, OR, where I have a choice and don't have to fly AA. I'm lucky that our airport is well-served by Southwest Airlines.
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Apr 28th, 2008, 10:39 AM
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Air Canada has joined as well.
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May 19th, 2008, 12:51 PM
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DOT has ruled that the fee cannot be retroactive http://www.dot.gov/affairs/aviation0...efeenotice.htm
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