Delta Airlines raised their checked bag fees to $30 for the first bag today and $40 for the second. This is an increase of $5 per bag. This follows JetBlue and United Airlines who also raised their first checked bag by $5 to $30 and second checked bag to $40 last month. American Airlines, the world’s largest airline, has yet to raise their checked bag fees this year.
Checked bag fees for domestic flights for the major airlines are now as follows:
- American Airlines: $25 for the first bag, $35 for the second
- Delta Airlines: $30 for first bag, $40 for the second
- JetBlue: $30 for the first bag, $40 for the second
- United Airlines: $30 for the first bag, $40 for the second
Southwest Airlines continues to be the only major carrier that offers all passengers to check two bags each for no extra charge. Discount airlines such as Spirit, Frontier, and Allegiant have varying bag fees depending on when you pay and the routes you are flying. Airlines first introduced bag fees in 2008 at a price of $15 for the first bag.