It seems as if 2010 is the year of the new fees. You’re going to be charged money to check in your bags and heck, even some airlines are charging you to use the restroom! How insane is that?
If you’re curious about the new baggage policies for 2010, I wanted to give you a simple chart that you can reference to below. What you’re going to find out is that every airline isn’t created equal!
Each link is going to go to each airline’s baggage information page. Simply click on the link to get more information regarding how much you’re going to pay, as well as what you can bring on board.
- Alaska Airlines
- American Airlines
- Continental Airlines
- US Airways
How much do airlines charge nowadays?
On average, you’re going to have to pay around $25 a bag. You’re going to find out that there are some airlines such as Southwest that are trying to bring in more customers by not charging them checked in bags. You will also have to remember that you’re going to have to pay this fee both ways. This means that you will have to pay that $25 price tag on each one-way trip.
What can I put in my bags?
Your checked in luggage is going to be different compared to your carry on bags. A few months ago, I had wrote up a little snippet regarding items you can’t bring on an airplane.
Other things that you’re going to need to know is that your luggage can be restricted to size and you may be limited to what you can bring. Also, make sure that you try to weigh your bag as well. You will find that some airlines are strict with weights as well.
Be sure to browse those links up above to see what each airline prohibits, as well as what they charge. Every airline is going to be 100% different.