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American Airlines charges $15 for 1st checked bag

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American Airlines charges $15 for 1st checked bag

American Airlines announced this morning that, as of next month, most passengers will have to pony up $15 for their first checked bag.

American Airlines said the move, a potential game-changer for the industry, is part of an effort to deal with the skyrocketing price of oil.

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1. Re: American Airlines charges $15 for 1st checked bag

Hi Naomi (you missed my post to you on the weekend :))

Teresa posted this (Flowerlady) and PsP said it's for new bookings and not for tickets already purchased?

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2. Re: American Airlines charges $15 for 1st checked bag

Hey WR, was it the post regarding SATP & TP. If so, I read it. Did I not reply? Oops, sorry about that.

Didn't realize this had been posted. My bad ;-)

Doesn't pertain to us, we're flying Delta.

But, I'm sure it won't be long 'til other airlines follow....

Naomi :-)

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Hi Naomi...no it was a post just to you. Apparently others viewed it as OTC. lol.

All I said was...I'm GREEN with enjoy over your TP stay! :)

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that would be GREEN with ENVY not enjoy duh lol

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5. Re: American Airlines charges $15 for 1st checked bag

Aww, then I did miss it :-(

Seeing as how this our very first time to JA, I wanted to do my homework when it came to choosing a place to stay, planning, etc.

I feel really good about our choices. I know we won't be disappointed.

What's funny is that after spending so much time on here, reading posts day in and day out, I feel as if once we're actually there it'll all seem so 'familiar'. Does that even make sense?

I'm glad we're doing the A/I first. That'll allow us to get our feet wet. Then, by the time we get to TP, we'll be able to get out & explore. Can't wait!

Because this isn't something we can do year after year (more power to the ones that can) we really wanna do it right. Gonna splurge and get a couples massage, I've already e-mailed Oya over @ Catcha :-)

Like I mentioned in another thread, I really plan on just being in the moment. I want to take it all in .........

41 days, 14+ to go

Naomi :-)

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6. Re: American Airlines charges $15 for 1st checked bag

This applies to new bookings from 6/15 and on.

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7. Re: American Airlines charges $15 for 1st checked bag

The fee does not apply to INTERNATIONAL travelers - any itineraries beyond the US, Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico or Canada.

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8. Re: American Airlines charges $15 for 1st checked bag

There is already a post from this morning about this.

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9. Re: American Airlines charges $15 for 1st checked bag

so I've been told ;-)

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10. Re: American Airlines charges $15 for 1st checked bag

im feelin your pain on this.the uk has lots of extra tax on its flight prices.im hoping this will not happen here.

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