November 13, 2008

AirTran Airways to Charge $15 for First Checked Bag

AirTran Airways has announced that customers will be charged $15 for their first checked bag, effective November 12, 2008, for travel on or after December 5, 2008.

Customers who purchased tickets on or before November 11, 2008, will not be charged for their first checked bag.

AirTran Airways said that it will continue to charge $25 for a second checked bag and $50 for each additional bag.

The airline added that business class travelers and A+ Rewards Elite members will be exempt from the first bag charges and will continue to be exempt from second bag charges.