Delta adds checked bag fee for lowest-priced seats to Europe

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111711 Atlanta, Ga; Sasha Graham, of Phoenix, center, talks with a Delta employee as she checks in her luggage at the Delta check in counters at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport Thursday morning in Atlanta, Ga., November 17, 2011. Graham was traveling with her mother Katrina Holland. Holland and Graham checked in three bags at a charge of $85. Holland, who was visiting family in Atlanta, said they don't like the bag fees but only used Delta because of the good ticket deal they got on the internet. Delta charges passengers baggage fees to check luggage. Federal regulators think the flying public deserves more transparency upfront about the full price of tickets and fees. Some airlines are fighting the move. Jason Getz jgetz@ajc.com

Delta is adding a first checked bag fee for its lowest-priced seats on flights to Europe and North Africa, sold under the “basic economy” label.

The new checked baggage fee takes effect for trans-Atlantic basic economy tickets purchased starting Dec. 6 for flights April 10, 2018 or later.

The first checked bag fee for basic economy fares on trans-Atlantic flights is $60, while the second checked bag fee is $100.

Those who buy Main Cabin or Comfort+ seats will still get a first checked bag free.

Read more about Delta’s new bag fee on MyAJC.com.

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