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Old 04-28-2008, 02:33 PM
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Looks like AA is now following the lead of the other airlines in charging extra for the second checked suitcase... story here
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Here we go again.... "Ma'am? Ma'am? Excuse me, I am afraid you will have to check a few of your bags as we don't have room for your 6 carry ons."
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Old 04-28-2008, 03:49 PM
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Another possible downside to all of this is the skycaps becoming a memory. I've read reports where the skycaps are having to collect the extra fees for Delta and the other lines already doing it, which means they are "the face" of the airline to the passenger, which means their tips go away when they ask for the $25 baggage fee.

Personally, I like curbside check-in and always tip the skycaps nicely. It is quicker and easier than standing around at the counter inside.
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Also, you have to remember that is a $25 fee per leg of a trip. That makes the extra bag $50 for a round trip.
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Old 04-29-2008, 07:58 AM
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Allegiant charges for any bag, plus they charge for a seat. I told them I'd stand up, but they wouldn't let me not pay for a seat.
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Old 04-29-2008, 04:39 PM
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This is a real bummer. While we usually only check our one large suitcase on the way to someplace, we usually also check our carryons for the trip home - - looks like we're really going to have to evaluate how we travel in the future. With our cruise a year and a half out, and being unable to book airfare until 330 days prior, I wonder if by then we'll also be paying a fuel surcharge for flying... I hate to think we'll be restricted to sailing from the West Coast for the remainder of our days . . .
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Are the liquor 6 packs boxes considered an extra piece of luggage? If so I doubt if many people are brining back any recently since it kills much of any savings you might make.
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Old 04-30-2008, 06:18 AM
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That's true RichC, sure would hurt St. Thomas's economy.
 
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