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Faced with Hefty Fees, Traveler Abandons Bags, Creates Airport Headache

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A traveler on Delta Air Lines Flight 1452 that arrived at New York's JFK International from Seattle on Tuesday morning was questioned by law enforcement officials after leaving several bags at the check-in counter at Seattle-Tacoma International.

The passenger apparently abandoned the bags to avoid $1,400 in overweight baggage fees.

That Delta check-in lobby at Sea-Tac was closed down for more than two hours, said airline spokesperson Morgan Durrant.

Working with Delta and Port of Seattle police, the Transportation Security Administration was able to identify the owner of the bags, said TSA spokesperson Ross Feinstein. “Law enforcement officials with the Port Authority of New York/New Jersey met the flight and interviewed the passenger upon arrival at JFK,” he said.

The officials determined there was no criminal intent by the passenger.

When the unattended bags were discovered, law enforcement officials at Sea-Tac did a visual inspection, X-rayed the bags, “and called in the bomb techs to help determine the contents of one bag,” said Sea-Tac spokesperson Christina Faine. “They determined there were no suspicious contents.”


For travel within the United States, one-way baggage fees on Delta Air Lines are currently $25 for the first bag, $35 for the second and $125 for a third bag. Travelers with overweight bags weighing 51 to 70 pounds are charged an additional $100; bags weighing 71 to 100 pounds cost $200. For travel to Europe, the first bag is free, but the charge for an additional bag begins at $100.


In 2012, Delta Air Lines collected more than $865 million in baggage fees, according the Department of Transportation — the most of any domestic airline. Overall, U.S. airlines raked in close to $3.5 billion in baggage fees in 2012.
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Old 07-30-2013, 09:01 PM
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The airlines are utter cunts for ripping people off.

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Re: Faced with Hefty Fees, Traveler Abandons Bags, Creates Airport Headache

I'd do the same. Nothing I would check into baggage isn't replaceable- for a lot less.

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Re: Faced with Hefty Fees, Traveler Abandons Bags, Creates Airport Headache

One should check the airline baggage policy ahead of time. I have no problems with baggage fees, I fly light. Some one else might expect a free lunch, but that has nothing to do with the airline company. Don't like being ripped off by airline? Take a walk and push your own luggage yourself. ices

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Dang. How heavy was his luggage?

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I hate cunts (9 times out 10 its woman) who take loads of bags in the cabin, and then struggle to put them in the overhead bins.

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The airlines are utter cunts for ripping people off.
They sure are. I had to pay £200 coming back from South Africa in excess weight. Even though I had a doctors letter explaining it was essential medication (at the time). It was surplus bottles of Oxycodone and their weight allowance didn't accomodate it. Robbing pricks.

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Re: Faced with Hefty Fees, Traveler Abandons Bags, Creates Airport Headache

ripping people off is their business

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Re: Faced with Hefty Fees, Traveler Abandons Bags, Creates Airport Headache

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One should check the airline baggage policy ahead of time. I have no problems with baggage fees, I fly light. Some one else might expect a free lunch, but that has nothing to do with the airline company. Don't like being ripped off by airline? Take a walk and push your own luggage yourself. ices
I dont fly that much, the last time I did was before TSR bullshit in the US, so quite a bit ago.

The luggage fee's are for the plane smart guy or did that fly over your head somewhere?

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I dont fly that much, the last time I did was before TSR bullshit in the US, so quite a bit ago.

The luggage fee's are for the plane smart guy or did that fly over your head somewhere?
u don,t fly that much,, all i can say to u is,, u are one lucky fuck

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