Fly.com begins displaying airline bag fees
Fly.com began displaying airlines’ bag fees, including their online and at-airport prices, within fliht-search results.
For example,. when travelers view the Fly.com search result for Delta flight 311 from Newark to Atlanta on November 15, they can click on a suitcase icon and see the first bag is $23 online and $25 if paid at the airport, and the second bag would be $32 online and $35 if paid at the airport.
Here is a view of the display.
The bag fees are not included in the fare — as they are when users choose to use TripAdvisor’s Fee Estimator, for instance — so it still is a bit cumbersome to make side by side comparisons of respective airlines’ bag fees.
Like TripAdvisor’s tool, Kayak has a bag fee tool in its filters that changes the fare according to the number of bags selected.
Fly.com’s new baggage fee display covers all major U.S. carriers, the company says, and gets updated when airlines change their policies.
The service helps consumers figure out the true cost of the flight since bag fees vary from airline to airline.
Dennis Schaal was North American editor for Tnooz.