For some carriers it seems that the general idea is that there is nowhere to go but up. United announced today that they are doubling the fee for a second checked bag, from $25 to $50 each way to counteract a slow-down in travel and high fuel prices. Of course, they seem to be ignoring the fact that oil prices have actually dropped significantly over the past couple weeks, from $140+ to less than $100 today, despite a hurricane having just blown through the Gulf of Mexico.
But that isn’t stopping the good folks at United from blaming this new fee on the price of oil.
Maybe they should sell people like me a round-trip ticket from Hawaii to Newark for $260. Then again, if the fare was higher I wouldn’t be going on this trip, so who knows.
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