Airtran to charge for first checked bag

George Hobica, November 12, 2008
Fares from Washington DC:

    Effective Dec. 5, for all fares bought on or after today (Nov. 12), Airtran will charge $15 for the first checked bag, matching Delta's recent announcement of a $15 first bag fee effective Dec. 5. Second checked bags will cost $25, as before, and each additional bag $50, which is a lot less than some airlines charge third and more checked bags. See for yourself.

    Active military personnel traveling with ID and official orders will have all bag fees waived.

    There are additional charges for sporting equipment.

    Peruse our constantly updated baggage fee chart to see what other airlines charge.

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