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Old 08-17-2002, 09:27 PM
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It used to be that Delta allowed you to check three bags free...and actually most airlines have turned somewhat of a blind eye towards checked baggage. But no more.

This week, Delta annouced that a third checked bag will now cost $40. And as a frequent flier, I can tell you that of late, the airlines are really cracking down with "overweight" surcharges, etc...even with their best customers.

By the way, most major airlines limit the weight of your first checked bag to 70 pounds and your second checked bag to 55 pounds.

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It used to be that Delta allowed you to check three bags free...and actually most airlines have turned somewhat of a blind eye towards checked baggage. But no more.

This week, Delta annouced that a third checked bag will now cost $40. And as a frequent flier, I can tell you that of late, the airlines are really cracking down with "overweight" surcharges, etc...even with their best customers.

By the way, most major airlines limit the weight of your first checked bag to 70 pounds and your second checked bag to 55 pounds.

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Old 08-31-2002, 09:10 PM
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We just flew in by Delta from London today. We had 4 bags for 2 people for a 2 week cruise. When checking in at Tampa, 1 large bag weighed 73 pounds, and the other 58 pounds. They wouldn't combine the weight, and made us physically open the suitcases and change things on the floor of the airport. We were told 2 bags for each person, weighing no more than 70 pounds each. Also, don't try to bring a roll-on, purse, and a store bag with you, as that won't cut it anymore. It will be the roll-on or the shopping bag.
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Old 09-03-2002, 08:51 PM
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The baggage horror stories are running rampant with the major airlines in the last month. Ticket agent are now required to make sure your bags are the right size and weight. It's a new source of revenue for them. So make sure your bags are under 70 and less than 62 linear inches.

One hint if flying domestically, is to use curbside check in. Those guys want a tip and may not be as anxious to hassle you...

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Old 09-04-2002, 02:12 AM
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I agree 100%. It's also a lot faster to check in at curbside. When we are flying domestic, we travel a lot lighter than 2 weeks in Europe with no laundry facilities. My previous response wasn't pretty, as you feel that a hundred people are furious with you because yo're holding up the line. I'm a poor judge of weight, so really don't know what the solution is. The people behind the desk are getting very frustrated as well with this whole new thing. My husband heard on TV yesterday, that a man flying to South America had an extra large bag, not sure of the weight, and he was charged $450 to send along. It's another way for the airlines to make money, and they're holding you "hostage", with no alternative. PACK LIGHT! [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_frown.gif[/img]
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Old 10-17-2002, 12:40 PM
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I even had to go buy new smaller suitcase because of this issue. The 30' suitcases dont cut it anymore





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There are some reasons for the 70 pound limit

70 lbs is a lot of weight to handle all day long if you are a baggage handler. I don't know of many travelers that could lift 70 lbs in and out of a car trunk.

Sometimes it is a union negotiated issue and is part of the contract.

It is nice to know of the current luggage regulations. I guess the regulations were always there but now they are being inforced. It would ruin your trip if you packed wrong. [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_frown.gif[/img]
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Old 10-20-2002, 11:41 AM
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We also had to buy smaller suitcases rather than take a chance on being hit heavy with a fine. It was not something we wanted to do, as our 30" were really new. We opted to drop to 27" for peace of mind. I figure we can use the 30" when we travel be car. [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif[/img]
 
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