air france to charge $50 / €50 for checking in a second bag
i just got an email from air france indicating that they will start charging a fee of $50 / €50 for the second checked baggage for economy class tickets issued starting november 1st on flights between the u.s. and europe - see press release for all the details.
i imagine that this means we'll see an increase in carry-on luggage. or perhaps we won't - do people who normally check in two big suitcases also bring aboard a large carry-on? in which case, they'll still bring aboard a large carry-on, and either check one bag or pay to check a second (or more) bag(s).
anyhow, i'm glad that tom bihn offers the aeronaut, tri-star and western flyer, all of which can easily be stowed in the overhead compartment as well as under the seat in front of you if needed!