Alaska joins second bag fee circus

From alaskaair.com:

Effective July 1, 2008:
Passengers may check their first bag free of charge. A second bag may be checked for $25. Each bag can be a maximum of 62 linear inches (length + width + height) and may weigh up to 50 pounds. Additional fees apply if there are 3 or more bags being checked, or if the bags are overweight or oversized.

The following exceptions to the baggage allowance rules apply:

  • Customers traveling in the First Class Cabin may check 2 bags free of charge.
  • Current MVP Gold Mileage Plan members may check 2 bags free of charge.
  • Strollers, car seats, and disabled customers’ assistive devices do not count towards checked baggage allowance and may be checked without charge.
  • Military personnel on active duty are allowed to check 2 duffel bags up to 70 pounds per bag and up to 115 linear inches free of charge.
  • Customers making international connections to other airlines may follow the weight restrictions of the international airline, which may allow for heavier bags than the Alaska Airlines free allowance.
  • Customers traveling solely within the state of Alaska may check 3 bags free of charge.
  • Customers traveling to or from Guadalajara or Mexico City may check 2 bags free of charge.

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Ben Schlappig (aka Lucky) is a travel consultant, blogger, and avid points collector. He travels about 400,000 miles a year, primarily using miles and points to fund his first class experiences. He chronicles his adventures, along with industry news, here at One Mile At A Time.

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