Jul 27 2009 Bag Fees Up (again) BY admin TAGS

 

It's a sure sign that the airlines are hurting financially: they're hiking bag fees again.

 

On Friday American Airlines announced the cost of checking the first bag will go up from $15 to $20, effective on trips booked after mid-August. But wait, there's more: the cost of a second checked bag on American will go up from $25 to $30.

 

May 16 2008 The Weight Factor BY admin TAGS

 

"Airlines have reduced the amount of spare fuel on airplanes in a money-saving effort that is raising concerns among some pilots and a government watchdog."

 

That's the lede sentence in a story today from USA Today. What the story lacks is perspective. It's common industry knowledge that airlines have been asking pilots to conserve fuel—and it's been going on for sometime.