[Courier Post Online] Spirit Airlines’ new $100 fee for a carry-on bag may be the most recent irritant for fliers, but other airlines also have quietly raised their fees.

This could cost $200 round-trip to carry a bag on board. Photo: Wikipedia

This could cost $200 round-trip to carry a bag on board. Photo: Wikipedia

Spirit says that beginning Nov. 6 it will charge $100 at the boarding gate for fliers who bring a carry-on bag.

That’s a big jump from the $45 the airline is charging now at airport gates and means it could cost $200 round-trip to carry a bag on board.

Spirit has several flights from Atlantic City International Airport in Galloway.

Most airlines don’t charge to carry on a bag, but last month Allegiant Air began charging up to $35, depending on the route

Bag fees on other airlines also have been rising since USA Today surveyed all fees in September:

Delta Air Lines’ highest fee then for a second checked bag was $75 for some international flights. Now the airline charges $80 for fliers paying online and $100 at the airport for flights between the U.S. and Europe or North Africa.

• American Airlines’ highest fee in September for a second checked bag was $60 on some international flights. Now the price is $70 for flights between the U.S. and…..

Read  the full USA Today story at Courier Post Online…..


Written by GARY STOLLER
USA Today – May. 5, 2012


 

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