Delta Baggage Fee Update
Remember our recent post about how Delta and Northwest, who just tied the knot, had incompatible fee structures? Well, it's hardly a surprise that while Northwest's name will soon be repainted with the Delta livery, its stingier policy on bags will survive the merger.
Delta was the only major airline that didn't charge for the first checked bag, but now it's adopting Northwest's $15 charge, bringing it in line with the rest of the industry. And AirTran is following suit.
Just remember one thing: Don't expect the fee to get your bag to the carousel any faster. Airlines are laying off thousands of airport workers in their bid to become profitable, in a recession, no less...