You really don’t even want to get me started on the whole concept of paying for luggage. First, the airlines used post-911 as an excuse to start charging for everything from bags to a cup of water. That’s ridiculous in itself, but what’s worse is that those baggage fees have steadily risen over the past few years and in turn, it has caused people to try and cram everything they can into their oversized carry-ons. You would think that would be a clue that the baggage fees are a bad idea, but Spirit Airlines believes the solution is to now charge for carry-ons too (yet one more reason why the Spirit Airlines credit card sucks).
Well unfortunately, it doesn’t look like the baggage fees are going away anytime soon… unless you have a Delta American Express card. You get your first bag free if you paid with an American Express Delta card. Not only will it be free for you, but also up to eight additional passengers under the same reservation.
Just think about it… for a family of four taking a vacation, normally it would cost $200 in fees if each person had one bag (4 people, $25 per bag for departure, $25 per bag for return). But if that same trip was paid for using your Delta American Express, you would be saving $200 on that trip alone! If there 8 additional passengers on your reservation (everyone gets their first bag free) that would be savings of $450 roundtrip!!!
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