Airline Baggage Charges
Last week, Daily Traveler reader bsaylor13 asked: As I recall, I saw somewhere that if there were no charges in place for an airline to charge for checked bags when the reservation was made, that the airline cannot charge when the flight is used if it occurs sometime after the reservation was confirmed.
Yes, bsaylor13, that is correct. Check out airline industry expert Barbara S. Peterson's story in Condé Nast Traveler's December issue, "Navigating Air Travel's New Reality". In it, she explains that the DOT had warned airlines not to charge the fee retroactively . . . apparently after one major airline had attempted to do just that.
More questions? Ask away.
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* Luggage Fees: Watch the Deals . . . and Your Wallet
* Airline Fee Frenzy: When Will It End?
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