We're approaching the point where it may just be cheaper to buy your suitcase a seat on the plane and let it bring a carry-on and a personal item rather than pay the fees to check them.
Source: LA Times
Author: Hugo Martin
Just in time for travel to the summer Olympics in London, US Airways has increased bag fees for transatlantic passengers.
The Tempe, Ariz.-based airline increased the fee for a second checked bag to $100 from $70 for tickets purchased on or after July 11 or for flights departing on that date.
A US Airways spokeswoman said the fee was raised to match higher charges imposed by the airlines’ competitors and had nothing to do with the upcoming Olympics.
“That’s just a coincidence,” said Liz Landau, a spokeswoman for US Airways.
Delta Air Lines and United Air Lines charge $100 for a second checked bag on flights from the U.S. to Europe. American Airlines charges $60 for a second checked bag for flights to Europe.