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Flying? Checking two bags? Not so fast, my friend...

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by slappy4428, Feb 5, 2008.

  1. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member


    Checking two bags? Prepare to pay for it

    By H.J. CUMMINS, Star Tribune

    United Airlines just gave fliers one more reason to travel light.

    The world's second-largest carrier Monday created a $25 charge for most economy travelers to check a second bag on domestic flights.

    No other airlines have followed suit -- yet -- but analysts expect they will. Typically when one carrier tries revenue-boosting programs, others follow. Northwest Airlines declined to comment on whether it was considering such a move.
  2. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    fuck them. Flying is fucking torture.
  3. Angola!

    Angola! Guest

    Re: Flying? Checking two bags? Not so fast, my friend...

    that is another reason to fly southwest.
  4. Flying Headbutt

    Flying Headbutt Moderator Staff Member

    I ask again, who the hell checks baggage anymore? They're just going to lose it.
  5. mike311gd

    mike311gd Active Member

    Bomb, bomb, bo-bomb, bomb, bomb.
  6. Hammer Pants

    Hammer Pants Active Member

    Amazingly, no airline has ever lost my bags, and I've had exactly one cancellation and two delays. I've been fortunate to say the least.

    Oh, and this policy is ridiculous. I rarely check more than one bag, but this is awful.
  7. Flying Headbutt

    Flying Headbutt Moderator Staff Member

    I think I was in high school the last time I checked a bag.
  8. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Once, my luggage didn't arrive on time. Wasn't lost, just delegated to the next flight. So I had to wait three extra hours in.. ughh... Hartsfield.
  9. Hammer Pants

    Hammer Pants Active Member

    Better than the Cincy shitbag.
  10. John

    John Well-Known Member

    It seems that all this is going to do is get people to use more carry-on bags. And those bins are already full now.
  11. Norman Stansfield

    Norman Stansfield Active Member

    Nothing more annoying than some idiot trying to stuff a bag that's clearly too big into one of those overheads.

    Or the idiots that run onto the plane first just because they have two big carryons to steal all the best overhead space.

    Fuck them all.
  12. Double Down

    Double Down Well-Known Member

    When you get yourself a wife, my friend, you will be singing a different tune.
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