Mighty Red Pen

February 26, 2008

Flying the friendly skies

Filed under: Mad marketing,Wordsworthy — mighty red pen @ 5:23 pm
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US Airways is now charging $25 for passengers’ second* checked bag. Saw this little tidbit in the FAQs about their new policy:

What if I’m bringing a lap child?

Unless the infant has a ticketed seat, the second checked bag fee applies.

Quaint term lap child aside, here’s my question: So if the infant doesn’t have a ticketed seat, you have to check it and pay 25 bucks?


*If you think this means second and subsequent bags, think again. Bags 3-9 are an additional $100 each. Happy fine print reading!



  1. They left out the “his car seat that you’re dragging along on your trip” line, I guess.

    Though sometimes I’ve wished I could check the kid as baggage!

    Comment by TootsNYC — February 27, 2008 @ 1:43 pm | Reply

  2. I haven’t had the joy of flying with the little ones yet, but seeing how quickly just driving 10 minutes down the road can get old, I can only imagine . . .

    Comment by mightyredpen — February 27, 2008 @ 7:59 pm | Reply

  3. They’re not so horrible when they’re lap children (and presumably checkable).

    It’s when they’re about 8–but by then, they probably exceed the weight allowance for checked baggage, or something.

    Comment by TootsNYC — February 28, 2008 @ 2:33 pm | Reply

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