Most travelers know by now that United, Delta, U.S. Airways and others implemented an additional $25 fee for that second checked bag of yours starting yesterday. Did you pay the fee? Make changes in your packing? Did it appear that check-in counters were on top of this on Day 1?
At any rate, the baggage fees are here to stay. American Airlines, the lone hold out among major carriers, is implementing one next week, and smaller airlines like Alaska Airlines are weighing the same for sometime in the next coming months.
But just it case you’re only thinking about baggage fees, MSNBC.com lists a few smaller fees (i.e. things that used to be free, but now cost you) that have gone into effect in recent days. Among them are $3 snacks on Frontier Airlines, an extra $5-$30 fee to get a window or aisle seat up in the front of coach on U.S. Airways (they’ll go into effect tomorrow) and a $25-$35 fee for “special customer service” at Air Canada.
Happy spending everybody!