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#1 NHPT

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    Posted 29 April 2008 - 10:41 AM

    AA is gong to charge $25 each way to check a second piece of luggage starting on may 12................such crap

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    #2 Maura

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    Posted 29 April 2008 - 10:42 AM

    son of a bitch. guess ill be making my parents squeeze their stuff into one checked suitcase and their carryons so i can avoid paying extra for my extra suitcase!

    oh sweet jesus, wait a sec.... it doesnt apply to me! guess that means i will make my parents bring an extra suitcase anyway haha

    The following customers will not be charged a service fee to check a second bag provided the second bag is within the weight allowance:
    Customers who buy a ticket before May 12, 2008, or who fly before May 12, 2008
    Customers traveling on an international itinerary to destinations beyond the U.S., the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, or Canada
    Customers who purchase full-fare tickets in Economy Class
    Customers who have purchased Business or First Class tickets
    Customers flying on AA codeshare flights not operated by American Airlines, American Eagle or AmericanConnection® on a ticket purchased through American
    Customers traveling on connecting flights where the first leg of the itinerary is not operated by American
    Customers traveling on government or military fares
    Military passengers on active duty
    AAdvantage Executive Platinum®, AAdvantage Platinum® or AAdvantage Gold® members
    oneworld Alliance Emerald, Sapphire or Ruby members
    Customers flying on the same reservation as an AAdvantage Executive Platinum, AAdvantage Platinum or AAdvantage Gold member or oneworld Alliance Emerald, Sapphire or Ruby member regardless of frequent flier status or fare type (not applicable to group bookings)
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    First and Business Class upgrades confirmed prior to check in
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    #3 michelle08

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      Posted 29 April 2008 - 10:43 AM

      Did anyone hear that all airlines will be doing this eff in May sometime Crazy stuff...

      #4 NHPT

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        Posted 29 April 2008 - 10:44 AM

        here is the link to our pro pics
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        #5 Maura

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        Posted 29 April 2008 - 10:47 AM

        Quote:
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        OMG she is STUNNING!!!!!! congratulations! and dang momma, you look great too!!!!

        #6 PaulSchrank

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          Posted 29 April 2008 - 10:47 AM

          With rising fuel costs, this has been the model in Europe for some time. Flights in Europe are cheap but they charge you for luggage by weight and they charge plenty. The extra luggage weight reduces fuel efficiency and wipes out the profit margin. The airline industry here in the States has kept prices low throughout the climbing price of oil but they can't keep losing money. Expect to travel to larger cities to fly as flight routes are reduced and expect to pay for your luggage. it's the only way the airlines can survive.

          #7 Christine

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          Posted 29 April 2008 - 10:47 AM

          this is crazy, we are flying home in July with the baby, I hope Southwest doesn't start doing this..
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          #8 rodent

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            Posted 29 April 2008 - 10:56 AM

            Airtran starts may 15th, but their 2nd bag is only $10.

            I'm pretty sure these are all each way.

            We will really have to be careful when we go home for Christmas. We usually have trouble fitting everything in our 4 checked bags. I told Mike he has to stop building computers for our family. Last year we flew home 2 computers. He builds his dad a new computer everytime we go home. He is flying home wednesday with another one.

            I would rather see the airlines do this than raise prices on tickets.

            #9 ErinB

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              Posted 29 April 2008 - 11:09 AM

              Quote:
              Originally Posted by Christine
              this is crazy, we are flying home in July with the baby, I hope Southwest doesn't start doing this..
              I just bought SW seats for the end of May and was told that at this time there were no plans to change the baggage allowance.

              I know that Northwest and Delta have changed their baggage policy to any person flying on or after May 5th will have to follow the new rules and only have 1 free bag.

              I called my TA who got in touch with the Airline and they gace us exemption from this new policy because we were a group of 30 and we had purchased back in September of 07. She then drafted a letter on agency letterhead with her name & contact info, our group number, and the airline contact and detailed our exemption. If any of you are traveling with a group it might be somethng to check into!

              #10 Yari

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                Posted 29 April 2008 - 11:59 AM

                Thanks for posting all the exceptions Maura! Thankfully it doesn't apply to us either.




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