Checked bag fees are a scam. I usually don’t check bags because I travel light (see What to Pack: “Take 1/2 the Clothes, Twice the Money”). Sometimes I have to check bags and pick the airline that gets them there for free. This is usually based on what co-brand credit card I have. On her way back from Asia, Ms TPOL had to check two bags. The first bag was free because she has the AmEx Delta SkyMiles card. I thought that the second bag would be $30 which would be how much a first bag would be for someone without the card. I was wrong. Cheap Delta charges $40 for the second bag, the same price it would charge someone who paid for the first.
Without the card, it would have been $70. That’s astonishing. With the card, I saved $30 but believe I should’ve saved $40.
What say you? And you if you agree with Delta, then send me $10 because you must enjoy being conned.