Reader Colin says he just got charged for his first checked bag on Northwest Airlines:
I just checked in at Denver International to find that NWA is charging $15 for the first checked bag, used to be free. Skycap said this just started today. Looks like I picked the wrong day to fly.
The Skycap is correct, today is the first day that Northwest is charging for the first checked bag.
From the Detroit Free Press:
The fees will be waived for certain passengers:
• Those who bought their ticket before July 10.
• Those who are traveling internationally.
• Those who are Elite, first-class and World Business-class passengers.