Posts from the ‘Alaska Airlines’ Category
July 5th, 2012
Unfortunately, yes — according to this CNBC article:
“Alaska Airlines quietly adjusted their checked baggage fee policy for first class travelers. Beginning July 10, some passengers who upgraded to first class will be charged a $20 fee for their first and second checked bag — something they previously got for free.
Full-fare first class customers still get the first two bags free, as do elite frequent flyers of Alaska’s “Mileage Plan” program — plus certain elites from Delta and American Airlines — but this marks the first time a U.S. airline has levied a checked bag fee to a passenger riding in the front cabin, upgrade or otherwise.”
No matter how this seems, it simply doesn’t sit right.
This train of thought pretty much nails it:
“It’s the mileage upgrade aspect that is more alarming to me. If I’ve earned enough miles to redeem them for a first class upgrade, I would expect all the benefits entitled to me as a first class passenger.”
So much for all that loyalty towards your airline…