More extra baggage charges

Well, it was inevitable, if undesirable, but more of the major carriers have followed with the surcharge for a second checked bag. Announcements from Continental and Northwest, and an indication that AA isn’t far behind, completing the sweep of all the majors.

Get ready for more larger bags in the overheads, delays at security for the additional screening, and more trouble finding somewhere to store your stuff on the plane.

Never miss another post: Sign up for email alerts and get only the content you want direct to your inbox.

Seth Miller

I'm Seth, also known as the Wandering Aramean. I was bit by the travel bug 30 years ago and there's no sign of a cure. I fly ~200,000 miles annually; these are my stories. You can connect with me on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.


  1. Interesting – taking Continental’s advertising for “love your carry-on” or “take an old friend, your carry-on, with you” (or whatever the slogan was recently) to a whole new level. I agree – this has great potential to slow the boarding, but who can blame them.

  2. I don’t blame them for doing it – I’d rather someone else pay more instead of me having to pay more – but it still sucks. It still amazes me that the airlines struggle so much to raise fares. That being said, there have been ~6 fare increases already in 2008, and no fare cuts, so it looks like the airlines are getting a bit of both.

Comments are closed.