Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Continental Airlines Adds First Bag Fee

Continental has become the latest airline to start charging a fee ($15) for the first piece of checked luggage.

That makes Delta the only holdout. Delta CEO feels that one free bag is reasonable and is committed to keeping it that way. (Of course they charge $50 for a second bag, more than any of the other U.S. domestic carriers.)

Not only has Continental started charging for checked luggage, but it has also devalued its frequent flyer program by reducing the number of bonus miles earned for by their elite customers.

None of this makes sense for an airline that wants to rise above all the others.

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