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British Airways announced today that it will begin charging passengers who check in more than one piece of luggage. For domestic flights, expect to pay an additional £60 ($118) per bag; £120 ($236) per bag for international flights.
The only exception? Sporting equipment, which the airline says you will still be able to check in for free.
Unlike Ryanair, a budget airline that has charged for all checked bags since its inception, BA is full-service carrier. Travel experts say the new move is pure bollocks and just a way for BA to vacuum up more revenue.
The news certainly dampens our Cheapo spirits. After all, we’re used to taking everything and the kitchen sink with us on our multi-city jaunts.
But at least we won’t be punished for checking our snowshoes. Phew.