United Airlines announced today that they have DOUBLED the fee charged for checking a second bag on domestic itineraries from $25 to $50. I guess they are testing all of us to see if we’ll pay more and assume we aren’t paying much attention.
Until the airline bean counters see that this policy is costing them bookings, they’ll continue to push it as far as they can.
My advice is simple: BUY DELTA: they are the only large airline left out there not charging for checking the first bag and are no doubt revisiting their policy every time a new fee is introduced.
P.S. Southwest charges no bag fees whatsoever and are the most customer-friendly when it comes to fees.