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From 70 pounds/bag to 50 pounds . . .
I am remembering the good old days when each passenger got 2 bags @ 70 pounds each (for free) from U.S. to Europe/Middle East.
As we all know, now we get 1 bag @ 50 pounds.
Is there any talk of this increasing? Who can i write a letter to? Who made this decision?
If anything it’s going to be decreasing, with the amount of airlines introducing basic economy, I wouldn’t be surprised if that becomes the norm in a few years
I have not heard of any airlines planning to increase the number of free checked bags and/or increasing the weight allowance. It’s no secret that airlines decided years ago to monetize baggage and they make plenty of money off baggage fees. On the flip side, it’s never been cheaper to fly long haul so one way to look at it is to figure your flight would cost more if the baggage fees were eliminated. You can still bring two checked, overweight bags up to 70 pounds if you want to pay extra. Some of us travel light with no checked bags and would prefer not to pay indirectly by increased fares to accommodate others who do not.