How To Save On Airline Baggage Fees Or Avoid Them
Want to save on airline baggage fees?
According to Lifehacker, it's all about finding the loopholes.
Some of the tips and tricks that they recommend, as explained by the Points Guy, include:
Choose a co-branded airline credit card that allows you to save or completely skip baggage fees.
This includes the Chase United Explorer Credit Card and the Platinum Card from American Express.
If the flight is full, you can try to check the bag at the gate, but it's a gamble.
Lifehacker explains, "You’ll have to bring the bag through security and wait at the gate for an airline attendant looking for volunteers to check their luggage.
This usually happens when a flight is very full or the plane is especially small."
Choose an airline that doesn't charge baggage fees.
Southwest, Air Nippon Airways, British Airways, Lufthansa and Virgin Atlantic allow one to two bags for free.