Checking in luggage on Delta Air Lines is about to cost passengers even more, starting Tuesday.
Passengers paying online for checked bags will be charged $23 for the first bag and $32 for the second — an $8 and $7 increase from current rates, respectively.
Those checking in bags at the airport will shell out even more: $25 for the first bag, $35 for the second.
The new rates apply to tickets purchased on or after January 5. Passengers who bought tickets before that date will pay the old rates, Delta spokeswoman Susan Elliott said.
Continental Airlines’ Web site shows fees that match Delta’s latest increase for passengers who purchased tickets on or after January 9 for travel on or after January 16.
Some passengers — such as first-class fliers, some frequent fliers and military personnel on deployment — are exempt from most checked-luggage fees.
Delta and Continental luggage fees now are among the highest in the industry. US Airways also charges $25 for the first checked bag and $35 for the second checked bag when checked in at the airport. Online, the airline charges $20 and $30 for the first and second bags.
United Airlines charges $20 for the first checked bag and $30 for the second bag at the airport and $15 and $25 online for the first and second bag, respectively. American Airlines charges $20 for the first checked bag and $30 for the second bag, both online and at the airport.
Most major air carriers started adding checked-bag fees in 2008.
On discount carrier Southwest Airlines, the first and second checked bags are free. JetBlue offers a free first checked bag and charges $30 for the second.