Welcome Aboard the first in a series of Summer Air Travel posts all about my thoughts on air travel. The first in the series is about the hot topic of the fees for checking a bag. The New York Post reported that American Airlines is now charging $15 for the FIRST checked bag. Other airlines are charging $25 for the second checked bag and don’t you dare try to overstuff your first, they will charge you if you go over the weight limit.
All this means that you will have to pack wisely and carry-on yourself. For you beauty-holics it’s the perfect time to splurge on a chic carry-on bag to house it all. Here is my favorite, the Boxford from Longchamp pays for itself in 20 trips ($15 x 20). If you booked your travel well in advance of these fees and charges, it’s worth trying to get your money back. If not, is the flying public going to be responsible for all their increases and fees as they occur?
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