jjbiv wrote:I think charging for checked baggage makes a lot of sense. However, it would be nice if Volaris would update their schedule of fees with the price of a first checked bag. Hopefully it will be less than the current fee for 1 extra bag (http://cms.volaris.com/globalassets/pdf ... e_fees.pdf). If not, they will not be competitive with Interjet unless Interjet decides to implement the same charge. This is similar to comparing Southwest vs. everyone else in the US domestic market. Southwest uses free baggage as a point of competitive differentiation. It might still make sense to check a bag with another airline if the fare is low enough. But we don't know this information yet with respect to Volaris. This would also help potential customers decide whether or not to buy a ticket before or after March 1. Even if the fee is $50 per bag RT, it could make more sense to buy now and get the bag included than to wait and pay the fee since I doubt Volaris will be dropping fares on March 1 by the amount of the baggage fee. So this is effectively a change to generate more revenue. Time will tell.
KrustyTheKlown wrote:Aeromexico introduced the same policy this month but I think their fee is 25 USD/bag.
PatrickZ80 wrote:Most people flying on a LCC don't have any checked luggage, baggage holds on LCC aircraft are almost empty each flight.
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