Delta And American Airlines Increase Checked Bag Fees, Matching JetBlue And United

If you were wondering how long it would take Delta and American to match the increase in checked bag fees started by JetBlue and United, we now have an answer. Twenty-six days.

In less than a month, both Delta and American introduced higher fees for checked bags, matching the increases by JetBlue and United. And just like the other airline increases, these fees were implemented with no notice, taking effect the day of the announcement.

Here’s the timeline of the increases:

  • August 27 – JetBlue announces increase of first checked bag to $30 and second checked bag fee to $40
  • August 31 – United raises checked bag fees to match JetBlue
  • September 21 – Delta matches increased first and second check bags
  • September 22 – American joins the other three airlines in raising fees

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How to Donate Your Miles and Points to Support Hurricane Florence Victims

I know watching the news stories about the devastation caused by Hurricane Florence can make you feel helpless. The scope of this event just causes you to feel numb and you want to do something but don’t know how you can help.

Luckily, most of the airline and hotel programs are making it easy to contribute in any way you can. Even if you don’t have cash to spare, you can donate those random points you have here and there to the recovery effort. Face it, it’s better to donate them than redeem them for some magazines that you’ll never read.

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Trying To Get Compensation For Flight Problems

What type of compensation does an airline owe you when things go wrong? While I know plenty about how to book a cheap flight and ways to use points and miles, I fortunately have never needed to worry about this question. That was until My Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Travel Day. I wrote in that post about the events of that day and how I managed to get to Texas to meet Sharon for our Schlitterbahn trip despite Southwest cancelling my flight and giving me no notice.

Once I was home, I contacted Southwest, Delta and Citi to make them aware of the shortcomings I experienced with each of them. Just to be clear, I didn’t contact them to ask for anything, but if they felt some sort of compensation was warranted after hearingĀ  what happened that day, I was willing to listen to their respective offers.

I’m not the least bit surprised about the results, as they reinforced what I felt about each company already.

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How To Decide What Rewards Credit Card To Sign Up For Next

When I’m ready to sign up for a new credit card it’s an exciting time for me andĀ  I’ll read though the recent articles listing the “Best sign up bonuses” so I have an idea of what is available. Instead of making yet another list, I’ll give some insight into what I take into consideration when making the decision of which card to apply for next.

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20% Universal Theme Park Discount, British Airways’ Info Hack, How To Buy Into Fast Track Security Lanes & More…

Happy Sunday, friends! We hope you’re enjoying your weekend. Here are some articles we’ve read this week from other bloggers (and other sources) that we think you may like, as well, so we’re passing them along.

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