AirTran Joins the Bag Fee Movement
Say it ain't so! Low-cost airline AirTran has joined the legacy carriers in charging for the first checked bag. Starting Dec. 5, the first checked bag will cost $15 to check; the second one will remain $25.
I'm saddened by the news, because I really like no-frills AirTran. It's partly because they were my airline of choice in college, and even now I can still find ridiculously low prices. But it's also partly because, a few weeks back when I flew from Portland, Maine, to BWI, they were handing out packets of little lacy cookies (bye bye, pretzels!). They seemed a little out of place, like they fell off a truck somewhere, but they were delicious.
Now that AirTran's charging for Bag #1, the ranks of first-bag-free carriers are shrinking; Southwest, JetBlue and Virgin America are among the holdouts. What I'm wondering is: Which airline will be next?
By Christina Talcott |
November 13, 2008; 10:28 AM ET
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