Following last week’s announcement that United Airlines would start charging more for overweight passengers who couldn’t fit into a single seat, now we learn that Delta Airlines will begin charging a $50 fee for checking a second bag on international flights. The fee is effective today for international travel beginning July 1.
Business class passengers, elite-level SkyMiles frequent flier members, active duty military traveling on orders and those who bought a full-fare Y-class ticket will be exempt from the additional fee.
Delta claims it is making the unpopular move to increase revenue in the face of the global recession. Of course, as with any time one airline adds a fee or charge, often times other airlines follow suit.
What is your feeling about the additional fee? Will it change your plans about international travel or will you choose a different airline as you plan your trip abroad?