Happy Fifth Anniversary, Airline Baggage Fees!

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How do you solve the "problem" of Baggage fees?

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  1. I take only carry on bags with me!

    7 vote(s)
    63.6%
  2. I pay the baggage fees airlines want!

    2 vote(s)
    18.2%
  3. I have status with certain airlines and avoid paying such fees!

    8 vote(s)
    72.7%
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  1. uggboy
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    || Happy Fifth Anniversary, Airline Baggage Fees! ||

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  2. mht_flyer
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    There should be a fourth option. -- I have a credit card that gives me a checked bag for free.
     
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  3. uggboy
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    Since I haven't such a CC, I haven't really thought about this, thanks for pointing this option out.
     
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    Happy Anniversay. I wonder what new fees we will be celebrating in the next five years. :eek:
     
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  5. uggboy
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    Anniversary fees? :D:eek::D
     
  6. LizzyDragon84
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    Wow, it's only been 5 years for this fee? I thought the airlines had started earlier then that.
     
  7. Pizzaman
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    Personally, I've never had an issue with baggage fees. I rarely check bags. I have lifetime status with one airline and annual status with another, so when I do check bags there's no fee.

    I don't actually believe that the airlines "reduced" the cost of travel for people who don't check bags when they started charging these fees. But, I do think that the incremental revenue they derive from such fees makes it less likely they charge me more for something else.
     
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    Thankfully F tickets via miles or cash still give essentially unlimited free bags. Otherwise status does the job, so it's not all bad.

    Either way though the baggage fees aren't excessive and I don't really have a choice, so I'd just pay it if I had to. I do miss the day when everything was just bundled though. I'd much rather pay 5 bucks more every time, whether or not I check something in. It's just so much easier when you don't have to worry about extras.
     
  9. 365RoadWarrior

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    I'm all for fees of every kind. Charge people for the services they use. I don't want to pay for handling of your bags if I don't have any. This is how airfares are kept low.
     
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    Happy Anniversay
     

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