Delta has raised its checked bag fees, quickly followed by Continental, CNN reports. It’s a reminder to calculate those costs when you travel.
Both airlines are charging $23 for the first checked bag and $32 for the second — in each direction, if you pay the fee in advance on the Web. It’s $25 and $35 if you wait until you’re at the airport.
So when you compare fares among airlines, remember that others charge less. And remember, particularly, that Southwest still allows each passenger to check two bags at no extra charge and JetBlue allows one.