The price hike will see the cost of one checked bag raised from $25 to $30. A second checked bag will go up from $35 to $40. Most notably, a third checked bag will increase from $100 to a massive $150. These prices will apply to passengers travelling on the cheapest ‘blue’ fares.
The fee increase will be applied to all bookings made on or after August 27th, 2018, and is said to be due to spiralling fuel costs.
It is believed that other major airlines will follow suit and increase their checked baggage fees, too. Air Canada and WestJet have already taken the decision to do so.
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Ryanair have again announced new baggage rules. This is the second change to their baggage allowance this year. The change means that the only item of hand luggage that can be brought as far as the gate is one small carry-on item. Currently, a larger 10 kg item can be brought as far as the gate, where it is checked into the hold free of charge.
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