Delta doubles charge for second checked bag, boosts other fees - USATODAY.com: "Delta doubles charge for second checked bag, boosts other fees
By Harry R. Weber, AP Business Writer
This is getting silly. If the true reson is fule, then the charge should be like a pasenger's fair ...based on the length of the trip. If this sort of piecemeal pricing is a good ise, then fine get it in place all at once. Oh oh, that would require fed. regulation!!!
Here is the beginning of my post. And here is the rest of it.
ATLANTA — Delta Air Lines Inc., the third-largest U.S. carrier, will double its charge for checking a second bag on a domestic flight as part of a set of fee increases to help offset the high cost of fuel.
The Atlanta-based carrier said Tuesday that the changes will apply to customers who purchase a ticket on or after Thursday for travel on or after Aug. 5.
Fee changes include an increase from $25 to $50 to check a second bag for domestic travel. Fees for specialty items that require special handling, such as surfboards or ski equipment, will increase on domestic and international flights, Delta said.
First Class, BusinessElite and Medallion customers will still be able to check up to three bags at no charge, the airline said.
Delta said that as fuel costs remain high, it believes revising its fee structure for excess"