How quickly times change.
Back then, the major focus was on new baggage fees, schedule cuts, and other belt-tightening measures (their belts, our waists) airlines were taking to combat rising fuel prices. Well, the trend continues
Not to be left out, Continental has announced a $25 fee for the second checked bag. The policy, which applies to economy-class passengers who aren't Elite members of Continental's frequent flyer program, will go into effect on May 5 for destinations in the U.S., Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, and Canada.
How will this affect airline passengers this summer? Fewer seats stemming from capacity cuts and bankrupt airlines will mean it's more important than ever to start looking for fares earlier, compare prices, and keep an eye out for sales.