Since Delta began charging fees for checked bags — $25 for the initial piece on domestic flights; $35 for a second — the airline has been offering $2-3 discounts to travelers who prepaid those fees online instead of at the airport. Not anymore.
Starting yesterday, passengers will now pay the full price regardless of when or where they pay the fee.
The reason? A Delta rep tells the Atlanta Journal Constitution that it’s a “competitive response” because no other U.S. airlines offer a similar discount.
So, to be competitive, Delta is not offering a service that would make it unique?
There is other news from AJC.com about Delta baggage fees:
Delta also now allows only one free checked bag for flights to Mexico, Central America or the Caribbean, rather than allowing two free checked bags for flights to Central America and some destinations in the Caribbean. Fees for a second checked bag to Europe also increased.
Delta changes checked baggage fees [AJC.com]