Master Chart Of Airlines Fees

Master Chart Of Airlines Fees

Before you travel through the sky in the belly of a silver tube at hundreds of miles per hour, wouldn’t it be nice to know which extra fees you might be charged for doing so? Kayak has a great chart for doing just that. [More]

Check Luggage Limits Online And Dodge Baggage Fees

Check Luggage Limits Online And Dodge Baggage Fees

How fat a bag can I bring? The ad-supported LuggageLimits compiles the carry-on and checked baggage rules for 90 airlines. Just enter your airline, ticket type, departure and arrival city and it will tell you if you’re likely to hit any fee turbulence with your luggage. [LuggageLimits via Lifehacker] [More]

United Lets You Pre-Pay Your Baggage Fees

United Lets You Pre-Pay Your Baggage Fees

United has just announced a program where you can pay $250 to have their normal checked baggage fees waived for a year. The plan covers 2 bags per passenger, up to 8 passengers “traveling under the same confirmation number.” Current fees are $20 for the first bag and $30 for the second, so if you travel solo a lot and always carry two bags you’ll have to make six trips before you enjoy any savings. On the other hand, if you’ve got a big family trip planned in the next year, this may be a way to shave a little off the fee gouging. But only if you’re stuck with United; BestFares.com notes that “SouthWest offers 2 free bags for free and JetBlue offers the 1st bag free.”

American Airlines Raises Baggage Fees For Flights Abroad

American Airlines Raises Baggage Fees For Flights Abroad

If you thought you could escape American Airlinesincreased domestic baggage fees by only flying abroad, think again: AA is raising checked bag fees for some international flights to Europe and India.

US Airways Raising Bag Fees By $5 On Most Flights

US Airways Raising Bag Fees By $5 On Most Flights

Providing that you check your bags online at least one hour before your flight, US Airways says it will begin charging $20, instead of $15, for the first checked bag and $30, instead of $25, for the second. Those who choose to check bags at the airport can expect $25 for the first and $35 for the second, an increase of $5 per bag.

American Airlines Raises Baggage Fees

American Airlines Raises Baggage Fees

Despite lowered fuel prices, American Airlines just can’t seem to figure out how to make money. That’s too bad for you — because you’ll be paying higher bag fees.

Delta: Not Receiving Any Additional Goods Or Services From Us Is "Free!"

Delta: Not Receiving Any Additional Goods Or Services From Us Is "Free!"

Here’s a little something that sums up the state of air travel in our nation. Reader Drew was checking in to his Delta flight yesterday when he noticed that not checking any bags was described as “free.”

United, US Airways Bill Higher Baggage Fee As A Way To Save. Huh?

United, US Airways Bill Higher Baggage Fee As A Way To Save. Huh?

United and US Airways will soon charge an extra $5 to check bags at the airport, charging $20 for the first bag and $30 for the second. Since it will still cost $15 and $25 respectively to pay for checked bags online, United thinks they can herald the chance to “prepay & save!,” while US Airways boasts that they now have a “lower fee online!”

Here's What The Airlines Are Charging For Luggage

Here's What The Airlines Are Charging For Luggage

Daniel at dansdeals.com has put together a chart of baggage fees for 22 US and Canadian airlines. Spirit takes the prize for most expensive, but there are a dozen contenders for second place. The best: Southwest, Air Canada, Porter and WestJet. If you travel with lots of luggage, you may want to bookmark this page for future reference the next time you’re purchasing tickets.

United Airlines Is Apparently Crappy At Buying Fuel

United Airlines Is Apparently Crappy At Buying Fuel

United Airlines is just super crappy at fuel hedging, says Wired. Now that oil is trading at less then $100 a barrel, it turns out that United is paying more than that — and more than other airlines:

Oil Prices Down But Airline Fees Remain

Oil Prices Down But Airline Fees Remain

Airlines have added all sorts of fees to compensate for their increased oil costs recently. Now that oil has dropped, the fees are gone, right? Nope. Now that we’re all acclimated to a la carte pricing, which airlines have lusted to implement for ages, don’t expect it to be going away anytime soon. $2 fee to have the window open, $4 to have it shut.

United: Did We Say $25 For The Second Bag? How About $50.

United: Did We Say $25 For The Second Bag? How About $50.

United Airlines has decided that $25 was too generous a price to check your second bag with their airline, and have announced that they’ll be bumping the fee up to $50.

U.S. Airlines Now Charging As Much As $400 To Carry Surfboards

U.S. Airlines Now Charging As Much As $400 To Carry Surfboards

Airlines and surfers must be involved in some secret war, because how else can you explain why airlines are targeting them so savagely right now? Sure, snacks cost us $9, bags are $50 each, and seat belts will probably soon be auctioned off during the preflight check—but if you’re a surfer, you can expect to pay up to $200 each way to bring along your board, pretty much blowing out the budget of any surfer who isn’t Patrick Swayze.

UPDATE: American Airlines Agrees To Waive Extra Bag Fees For Soldiers

UPDATE: American Airlines Agrees To Waive Extra Bag Fees For Soldiers

Tired of taking heat for refusing to waive extra baggage fees for soldiers, American Airlines has finally caved.

Delta Increases 2nd Checked Bag Fee To $50

Delta Increases 2nd Checked Bag Fee To $50

Delta announced today that it’s doubling the fee for a second checked bag from $25 to $50, effective on new bookings starting July 31st for all travel after August 5th. Got a third, fourth, or fifth bag and a lot of money to burn? Fees for those will rise from $80 per bag to $125 each.

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Bookmark this: Rick Seaney has created a chart of all the airline fees and promises to keep it updated as the fees change. [Rick Seaney]

Department Of Transportation Says Airlines Can't Charge Extra Baggage Fees After Ticket Purchase

Department Of Transportation Says Airlines Can't Charge Extra Baggage Fees After Ticket Purchase

What To Expect From Airlines Now That Oil Is $130 A Barrel

What To Expect From Airlines Now That Oil Is $130 A Barrel

Scott McCartney, who writes the Wall Street Journal’s “Middle Seat” column, has some thoughts about what consumers can expect from airlines, now that oil has hit $130 a barrel. He says that “he change in oil prices from a year ago to today translates into $24.6 billion in added fuel costs for passengers and cargo airlines on an annualized basis,” which is more than the airline industry has ever earned– its best year saw $5.3 billion in earnings.