Monday, April 21, 2008

Travel lite ... or pay big time

Beginning next month, most major airlines will charge for a second checked bag. The cost is $25 a pop each way. And, if any of your bags weighs more than 50 pounds, you could be hit another $100 each way. And some are charging a $100 for checking a third bag ($25 for the second, still). These are domestic rates. International will probably be higher.

So, next year, when we're flying to Europe for eight days, I will DEFINITELY have to master the whole 'lite packing' concept.

4 comments:

changejunkie said...

I loathe checking luggage. We did a week in Belize, with each of us restricted to one carry on backpack (my rule, not the airline). When I travel by car, I take everything AND the kitchen sink, but by air, I take what I can carry if at all possible. You can do laundry anywhere; you can buy stuff at your destination; you can even fedex it home so you don't have to carry it.

briwei said...

I suppose it makes sense. 50 lbs of luggage per person should be enough if you plan it right. You may need to do a little laundry along the way...

Julie said...

One trick when I went to England was to bring some old clothes (not all of them, but a few old shirts) that I wouldn't mind throwing away after wearing - leaving more room in the suitcase to pack myself some presents.

Kitten Herder said...

Julie - What an intriguing concept.