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Delta Air doubles fee for second checked bag to $50

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Delta Air doubles fee for second checked bag to $50

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Delta Air Lines on Tuesday doubled the fee to check a second bag for domestic flights to $50 from $25 to help offset record fuel prices.

Delta announced a number of baggage fee increases on domestic and international flights, including a rise in the fee for items that require special handling such as surfboards or ski equipment.

Delta also increased the fee for a third checked bag from $80 to $125 on domestic flights and from $150 to $200 on international flights. It also raised fees for bags that exceed its weight allowance.

These changes will apply to tickets bought on or after July 31 for travel on or after August 5.

"As fuel costs remain at record levels, Delta believes revising the fee structure for excess bags and specialty items is essential to generate the necessary revenues to offset record fuel costs while continuing to offer these services to customers," the airline said in a statement.

Amid record fuel prices and a slowing U.S. economy, airlines are cutting routes, capacity and jobs and raising fares and fees to survive.

Delta said its First Class, Business Elite and Medallion customers will still be able to check up to three bags at no charge and customers on international flights can check a first and second bag at no charge.

Delta said all of its customers can still check a first bag free of charge on domestic flights and check two bags free of charge on international flights.

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1. Re: Delta Air doubles fee for second checked bag to $50

I am checking 2 bags regardless next time hoping to keep both around 40 lb LOL...trying to pull out things when you go over 50 lbs is a pain to throw in your carry on I won't do that again.

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2. Re: Delta Air doubles fee for second checked bag to $50

Does Mexico count as "domestic"? If not, then it's no change for travelers to Acapulco.

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3. Re: Delta Air doubles fee for second checked bag to $50

steve

i interpret it as; fly now and continue the present policy of no charge... however, come july 31 the said changes will be enforced.

feel free to add.

its a mess, trying to keep things balanced amid all the different airline changes & policy rules, & clients connections to their desired destination.

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"Delta said all of its customers can still check a first bag free of charge on domestic flights and check two bags free of charge on international flights."

Amtrak doesn't provide a free meals to roomette passengers on the Chicago to New Orleans train anymore.

Yes, the appropriate question might be - what do these things have to do with traveling to Acapulco?

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5. Re: Delta Air doubles fee for second checked bag to $50

My point is that you can check 2 bags free to Mexico even with the new rules as you explicitly state in your post. So no change for travel to Acapulco except for "special items".

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6. Re: Delta Air doubles fee for second checked bag to $50

FYI everyone, be careful regarding what your carrier considers "international travel". NWA considers Mexico to be domestic travel, and is charging $15 for the first piece of checked luggage, and $25 for the second.

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7. Re: Delta Air doubles fee for second checked bag to $50

amen fletch! :-)

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