Holy baggage fees.
British Airways shouldn’t have charged Jim Arnold and his wife $400 for their checked bags. After all, the couple were flying
Airlines got a $373 million dollar gift from the government when it eliminated the Aviation Security Infrastructure Fee last year. What with the slide in fuel prices, these 37 U.S. and 71 foreign airlines have to be feeling pretty flush right now.
I consulted David Perry, a fellow traveler writer and friend of mine who has even less space to work with. Since his laptop goes with him as the personal item, he has to pack his camera into his carry-on, leaving him with a nook just 14 inches wide, nine long, seven deep. This guy gets creative.
When airlines began charging for checked bags in 2008, they blamed the high cost of jet fuel for the move. But how much does
For more information on how ancillary fees stack up between airlines and passengers, check out The Battle of the Fees Infographic