American and Delta raise checked bag fees from $25 to $30

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  • Checked fees raised from $25 to $30
  • Alaska will be next to follow
  • Southwest say they wil not raise fees
  • Jetblue, United , Air Canada, and WestJet have already raised fees

American Airlines and Delta have raised checked bag fees from $25 to $30 on internal US flights meaning every major North American airline has now raised its fees for checked bags except Southwest.

American and Delta raised the fee for a first checked bag from $25 to $30 beginning September 21, and from $35 to $40 for a second checked bag, matching prices introduced by Jet Blue in August and quickly matched by United Airlines, Air Canada, and WestJet, the San Francisco Gate reports.

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Southwest still allows travellers to check two bags at no added cost, and Alaska Airlines, which still charges $25 per bag, the previous industry standard.

Analysist Alaska Airlines could be the next carrier to raise baggage fees. Southwest Airlines officials have vowed not to charge passengers for checked bags.

American Airlines said in a press release “this is the first time American has changed its domestic checked bag fees since 2010 and follows similar changes made by other airlines,”.

 

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