American Airlines just raised their checked baggage fees.
Why am I complaining about this? Because prior to the change we could travel to and from our international destination to the United States with two bags each for FREE. And, we used to be able to put Ferg under the seat for just $50 per way.
(Yes, I’m aware that domestic travelers have been paying for bags for quite some time now ($25 first bag, $35 second bag), but as a rule we pay more on average because we’re flying internationally.)
Ok, let me map out how much it costs us to fly home.
$600 – $700 per ticket (including taxes.) x 2 = $1200 – $1400
$200 for ferg to fly with us ($100 both ways. For our little 8 lb. dog who sits UNDER THE SEAT IN FRONT OF US.)
$100 for Lila’s ticket (approximately)
$50 for Craig’s second bag
$50 for my second bag
TOTAL: approximately $1600 – $1800 to fly to OHIO.
Update! OOPS! I forgot the $50 and the $50 for our bags coming BACK to Cabo. This brings the cost to $1700 – $1900.
What’s the alternative? Walking. Looks like we have to walk to Ohio. I’m not sure it’s worth it.