Porter to charge $25 for first checked bag starting May 14

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  1. sobore
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    http://www.cp24.com/news/porter-to-charge-25-for-first-checked-bag-starting-may-14-1.1804012

    Porter Airlines will begin charging $25 for the first bag and $35 for a second bag checked on travel booked after April 21.
    The Toronto-based airline said Friday that previous rules will continue to apply for flights booked before April 21 or for travel occurring before May 14.

    Porter's spokesman says the airline is trying to strike a balance between allowing passengers to carry more baggage under a higher weight allowance brought in last year and its need to compete with airlines that charge a wider range of fees.

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    Surprising and disappointing at the same time.
     
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    It's very disappointing indeed.
     
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    Especially since Porter billed themselves as a different kind of a carrier.
     
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    It WAS a different kind of carrier. :rolleyes:

    But by starting to follow the others they may be losing their differentiation.

    What's next, Frontiering it by deciding to charge for carryon bags too? Oh wait, they don't serve chocolate chip cookies on board, so they can't copy Frontier......Yet.
     
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