Delta Doubles Charge for Second Bag to $100

Passengers hit with major hike just 3 months after fee was launched
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 30, 2008 3:55 AM CDT
Customers wait in line with their luggage to check in for Delta flights at Reagan National Airport in Arlington, Va., on June 14, 2008.    (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Delta Air Lines has doubled its fee to check a second bag to $100 on domestic roundtrip flights, reports the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The airline, struggling with sky-high fuel prices, is also hiking fees for heavy baggage and items like surfboards that need special handling. Delta officials said they have no current plans to charge for a first bag—but won't rule it out.