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Post by ga10 on Tue May 08, 2018 10:37 am

https://thepointsguy.com/news/us-airlines-baggage-fees-2017/

Kỳ rồi về từ CA cũng phải trả $40 để check in 1 box vì mang táo tàu và 1 bịch tắc dùm về cho SIL. Gà nói gửi qua mail đi thì Gà trống nói Flat rate Priority bõx cũng cở $20 which is the same as checking our luggage. Ai dè lúc lên phi trường thì mới found out Spirit charges $40 bởi vì 0 mua luggage trước lúc purchase ticket!


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The statistics are finally out for 2017 air travel, and there are some jaw-dropping numbers. US-based airlines recorded over $15 billion in after-tax profits for the full year — an increase of ~11% over 2016 profits. And a significant portion of the those profits are bolstered by baggage fees, which topped a record $4.5 billion in 2017.

Some airlines collected 25% more fees in 2017 than 2016, while others contracted year-over-year. Despite the wide range in changes, the airline rankings were exactly the same in 2017 as 2016. So, which airlines collected the most baggage fees?

Rank Airline 2017 2016 % Increase
1 American 1,172,728 1,117,473 4.9%
2 Delta 907,626 872,419 4.0%
3 United 794,489 690,404 15.1%
4 Spirit 492,645 434,269 13.4%
5 Frontier 364,142 306,792 18.7%
6 JetBlue 289,839 231,604 25.1%
7 Allegiant 192,583 177,329 8.6%
8 Alaska 147,243 135,614 8.6%
9 Hawaiian 81,156 82,400 -1.5%
10 Virgin America 62,680 64,289 -2.5%
11 Southwest 46,111 43,750 5.4%
Others 25,050 20,792 20.5%
All 4,576,292 4,177,135 9.6%
Baggage fees by airline for 2017 and 2016. Revenue reported in thousands of US dollars. Data courtesy of the Bureau of Transportation Statistics.

American remains at the top of the list yet again — the world’s largest airline raked in nearly $1.2 billion in baggage fees alone, with only a modest 4.9% increase. Delta notched only a 4% increase to climb over $907 million in fees for the year. United led all airlines by growing its baggage fees by over $104 million — a 15.1% increase over 2016, although its passenger count only grew by 3.4% year-over-year.

JetBlue saw the largest percentage increase with a 25.1% increase despite growing its revenue passengers by only 4.9% from 2016 to 2017. Ultra-low cost carriers Spirit, Frontier and Allegiant take #4, 5 and 7 again in 2017. These three combined to charge over $1 billion in baggage fees.

Want to avoid being part of this massive statistic? Let’s review the ways that you’re able to avoid or have your baggage fees reimbursed…

Get a Co-Branded Credit Card
The easiest way to avoid checked baggage fees on most airlines is by having a credit card for the airline that you check bags on the most. Many carriers offer at least one free checked bag on at least one of their co-branded cards. Here’s the airline-by-airline breakdown of which cards will get you a free checked bag (or two):

American: Citi / AAdvantage Platinum Select World Elite MasterCard, CitiBusiness / AAdvantage Platinum Select World Mastercard, Citi / AAdvantage Executive World Elite Mastercard, Barclay AAdvantage Aviator Red World Elite Mastercard
Delta: Gold Delta SkyMiles Credit Card from American Express, Gold Delta SkyMiles Business Credit Card from American Express, Platinum Delta SkyMiles Credit Card from American Express, Platinum Delta SkyMiles Business Credit Card from American Express
United: United MileagePlus Explorer Card; United MileagePlus Explorer Business Card, United MileagePlus Club Card (first 2 bags), United MileagePlus Club Business Card (first 2 bags)
JetBlue: JetBlue Plus Card and The JetBlue Business Card
Alaska: Alaska Airlines Visa Signature Credit Card
Hawaiian: Hawaiian Airlines World Elite Mastercard
The baggage allowances vary across these cards, but each provides at least one free checked bag for the cardholder (sometimes only for domestic flights). Some cards offer free checked bags for others booked on your same itinerary as well.

Unfortunately, some of the biggest bag fee collectors — Spirit Airlines (Spirit Airlines MasterCard), Frontier (Frontier Airlines World MasterCard) and Allegiant — have co-branded credit cards that don’t offer a free bag.
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Post by 8DonCo on Tue May 08, 2018 10:42 am

that 's the way they make money

vé máy bay sẽ lên giá summer khi dầu thô lên giá

nhưng dầu xuống thì vé stay the same Smile

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Post by KatN on Tue May 08, 2018 11:28 am

Em không hiểu sao mấy AC and người ta thích đi hãng Spirit Airline chứ em thấy nó đâu có rẻ hơn mấy hãng khác khi nó added thêm all kind of fees on top of the ticket fees ?  Có thể rẻ hơn 1 vài chục $$ nhưng em thấy not worth it bc its service reputation is very bad .   Em chỉ thích fly SouthWest thôi , occasional em fly United or American nếu không cần check in luggage Smile


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Post by 8DonCo on Tue May 08, 2018 11:30 am

Spirit  is so cheap nếu không có hành lý, đôi khi giờ bay thích hợp

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Post by ga10 on Tue May 08, 2018 11:36 am

KatN wrote:Em không hiểu sao mấy AC and người ta thích đi hãng Spirit Airline chứ em thấy nó đâu có rẻ hơn mấy hãng khác khi nó added thêm all kind of fees on top of the ticket fees ?  Có thể rẻ hơn 1 vài chục $$ nhưng em thấy not worth it bc its service reputation is very bad .   Em chỉ thích fly SouthWest thôi , occasional em fly United or American nếu không cần check in luggage Smile

Spirit is good for people that travel light and don't need all those services. Our nonstop ticket costs $150/RT from BWI to OAK vs. $300 with other airlines. Since ỏur trip was only for 4-5 days, we could carry all ỏur clothes in our backpack ánd save $300 for both. Even when we had to pay $40 extra fees, it's still cheaper! Of course we brought empty water bottles and fill up before we boarded and brought our foods to eat on the flight. You can also buy some snacks on the flight for less than $10 but we rather have bánh mì thịt nướng and gỏi cuốn!
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Post by KatN on Tue May 08, 2018 11:39 am

Em đi 1 lần (ham rẻ nên booked Smile ) , chừa tới già không bao giờ fly Spirit nữa , too much hassles , máy bay thì muốn rụng rời, ghế ngồi thì dơ, flight attendants thì so rude .


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Post by KatN on Tue May 08, 2018 11:44 am

ga10 wrote:

Spirit is good for people that travel light and don't need all those services.  Our nonstop ticket costs $150/RT from BWI to OAK vs. $300 with other airlines.  Since ỏur trip was only for 4-5 days, we could carry all ỏur clothes in our backpack ánd save $300 for both.  Even when we had to pay $40 extra fees, it's still cheaper!  Of course we brought empty water bottles and fill up before we boarded and brought our foods to eat on the flight.  You can also buy some snacks on the flight for less than $10 but we rather have bánh mì thịt nướng and gỏi cuốn!  

What about delayed, cancelled or late departure flights chị ? Em read online tha^'y họ nói nếu mình đi Spirit airline mà phải make connection thì be prepared to miss our next flight or sleep at the airport vì hãng này hay cancelled or delayed flights lắm


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Post by 8DonCo on Tue May 08, 2018 11:47 am

KatN wrote:What about delayed, cancelled or late departure flights chị ? Em read online tha^'y họ nói nếu mình đi Spirit airline mà phải make connection thì be prepared to miss our next flight or sleep at the airport vì hãng này hay cancelled or delayed flights lắm

đúng vậy, even Southwest usually delay 1/2h ... according to my Bòn Bon Smile

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Post by Jen-Lo on Tue May 08, 2018 11:52 am

8DonCo wrote:Spirit  is so cheap nếu không có hành lý, đôi khi giờ bay thích hợp
Last Wednesday mẹ chồng tui bay lên atlánta có $17/ one way thôi.
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Post by 8DonCo on Tue May 08, 2018 11:54 am

Jen-Lo wrote:
8DonCo wrote:Spirit  is so cheap nếu không có hành lý, đôi khi giờ bay thích hợp
Last Wednesday mẹ chồng tui bay lên atlánta có $17/ one way thôi.

nó good cho mấy người đi như đi xe bus, just have a back pack and go ....

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Post by tech on Tue May 08, 2018 11:56 am

Jen: wow rẽ vậy, sau hãng máy bay đủ sở hụi.....

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Post by 8DonCo on Tue May 08, 2018 12:00 pm

tech wrote:Jen: wow rẽ vậy, sau hãng máy bay đủ sở hụi.....

tech,

vì máy bay trống và giờ đó ít ai đi được chớ thử mua vào weekend hay có chuyện mua đi liền coi, nó chém đẹp mắt Lol

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Post by Jen-Lo on Tue May 08, 2018 12:04 pm

8DonCo wrote:
tech wrote:Jen: wow rẽ vậy, sau hãng máy bay đủ sở hụi.....

tech,

vì máy bay trống và giờ đó ít ai đi được chớ thử mua vào weekend hay có chuyện mua đi liền coi, nó chém đẹp mắt Lol 
mua last minute đó 8 vì anh của ox giờ chót không chạy xuống đây đón mẹ him được.  Chuyến bay 10 giờ pm bay, 11 giờ tới.
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Post by Jen-Lo on Tue May 08, 2018 12:09 pm

tech wrote:Jen: wow rẽ vậy, sau hãng máy bay đủ sở hụi.....

tech,
Rẻ hơn giá tiền đi xe bus nửa.  Ngày xưa lúc mẹ chồng còn khỏe, she đi xe bus không hà.  Đi xe bus được  đem đồ thoải mái và không bị check như ở phi trường.  She has both knee replacement, lúc nào cũng bị dính lại ở chổ xét hết.  Có giấy Dr nhưng họ không có tin.
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Post by tech on Tue May 08, 2018 12:14 pm

Jen: đúng rồi.....quá rẽ - ơi là rẽ Smile))....

wow Bác còn khoẻ quá hén. Ba tech năm nay 78 mà sáng nào khoảng 5:00 am chạy bộ Smile) Jen tin không: )) chạy không
có nhanh với tốc độ super slow Smile).

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Post by Jen-Lo on Tue May 08, 2018 12:20 pm

tech wrote:Jen: đúng rồi.....quá rẽ - ơi là rẽ Smile))....

wow Bác còn khoẻ quá hén. Ba tech năm nay 78 mà sáng nào khoảng 5:00 am chạy bộ Smile) Jen tin không: )) chạy không
có nhanh với tốc độ super slow Smile).

tech,
Có vận động mới khỏe ha.  Ba jl thì chơi tennis 2 days và làm vườn, làm việc cho nhà thờ.  Ngày xưa còn dạy vỏ free 2 days nhưng sau này dọn đến gần jl thì không còn dạy nửa.  Ba jl năm nay 77t.
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Post by tech on Tue May 08, 2018 12:25 pm

Jen: wowo bác 77t rồi còn đánh tennis. hỗm tech tự nói rồi Smile) mình sẽ không ngưng play tennis Smile).
tech mất 10 năm không đánh tennis bây giờ nghĩ lại tiếc quá......tiếc quá..

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Post by Phàn on Tue May 08, 2018 12:43 pm

dạo này gặp mấy vụ carryon fees, checked bag fees điên đầu vì mình thuộc nhóm "slow pepper"Sad hong giỏi tính toán


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Post by KatN on Tue May 08, 2018 12:48 pm

Phàn wrote:dạo này gặp mấy vụ carryon fees, checked bag fees điên đầu vì mình thuộc nhóm "slow pepper"Sad hong giỏi tính toán

Yeah, nếu chị booked Spirit Airline thì make sure tính thêm tiền seat assignment, carry on fee, checked baggage fee, airport printed boarding pass fee..etc . Chỉ có 1 cái Spirit Airline chưa charge là toilet fee thôi Lol . Other than that, everything has a price tag Lol


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Post by 8DonCo on Tue May 08, 2018 12:54 pm

KatN wrote:
Phàn wrote:dạo này gặp mấy vụ carryon fees, checked bag fees điên đầu vì mình thuộc nhóm "slow pepper"Sad hong giỏi tính toán

Yeah, nếu chị booked Spirit Airline thì make sure tính thêm tiền seat assignment, carry on fee, checked baggage fee, airport printed boarding pass fee..etc .  Chỉ có 1 cái Spirit Airline chưa charge là toilet fee thôi Lol .  Other than that, everything has a price tag Lol

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nghe gì mà ác nhơn thiệt

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