Delta Matches Northwest Bag and Other Fees – Who Bought Who?

By | November 5, 2008
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Delta Air Lines announced today it will revise its baggage fees effective immediately for all tickets sold for travel on or after December 5th, it will charge a $15 fee for the first bag and a $25 fee for the second. Most Northwest policies and fees will be aligned to Delta’s structure effective December 5th.

We preferred their previous, more reasonable policy of free first bag and $50 for the second one. It implied that people have the right to some luggage. Customers who purchased before today, or fly before December 5th will use this policy.

Delta is also eliminating Skymiles and Worldperks award ticket fuel surcharges of $25 to $100, reducing reservations sales direct ticketing fees and eliminating curbside check-in administrative fees.

Delta also said that last week it began offering coach customers on certain flights the ability to purchase a better seat assignment in their cabin for $5 to $25, depending on distance traveled and seat location. The “coach choice seats” represent less than 10 percent of all seat assignments available on Delta-operated flights.

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