By Louis DeNicola, Cheapism.com
An updated report on Cheapism.com compares airline baggage fees at 12 U.S. carriers. This is vital information for holiday travelers because heavy gifts and bulky winter clothing can undermine all the hard work of tracking down the lowest airfare.
Many people who travel for the holidays pack a carry-on bag in addition to a suitcase or two that must be checked. Three budget airlines that often boast low ticket prices -- Spirit Airlines, Allegiant Air, and Frontier Airlines -- now charge as much as $75 or $100 for a carry-on bag. You can minimize the fee, however, by paying for the carry-on before arriving at the airport and, in the case of Frontier, escape it entirely by buying tickets directly from Frontier.com. Alternatively, scratch these airlines from your list while searching for cheap flights.We updated our airline baggage fees comparison.
Even the legacy carriers assess shockingly high fees for checked bags. Delta Air Lines recentlyRead More »from Baggage Fees Comparison: Beware when Booking Holiday Travel