CHARGING FOR CHECKED BAGS
About 90 million Americans have travel plans this holiday season, according to a recent American Express survey. Although some people will drive or take a train, many will journey by plane. And that often means fees of $25 or more for checked bags. Even JetBlue, a carrier known for commendable customer service and minimal extra charges for this and that, has announced it will soon begin charging some travelers to check their luggage. Never mind. Cheapism.com has examined airline fees and has six techniques for lowering, avoiding, or getting reimbursed for baggage fees.