What Does it Actually Cost the Airlines to Fly Baggage?

Any experienced (or even inexperienced) flyer knows that baggage costs can add up – and quickly. Ranging from $25 to $150 one way baggage charges can end up costing as much as the flight itself – but how much does it cost the airline to throw your suitcase onto the plane? 

We can understand that fuel places change frequently, but a new analysis came out that shows that it only costs the airlines about $2 per bag on average. This is annoying, but there are ways around paying those outrageous baggage fees:

-Unless you’re flying with Spirit Airlines, you’ll be allowed to have 1 small suitcase and 1 personal item (like a purse) on the airplane with you for free. Take advantage of this! However, there are things the airline won’t allow you to have with you but will allow you to check in your baggage (check the specific airline’s website for policies)

-Fly with Southwest! They allow you to have the carry on items as well as 2 FREE checked bags! Now you actually can bring the kitchen sink with you on vacation.

Next time you travel, travel smart. And call 800-754-4136 to speak with one of Snelgrove Travel’s agents! They have the kind of expertise and experience that will help your trip go flawlessly (and they’ll save you money too!).

Snelgrove Travel Centers INC.

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About snelgrovetravel

Established in 1991, Snelgrove Travel is a leading seller of cruises and vacations. It operates a retail travel agency store as well as several popular web sites. Snelgrove Travel Center has been recognized by it's airline, hotel & travel partners as a leading distributor. For the latest and greatest deals on travel, visit www.SnelgroveTravel.com

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