Last Updated on January 7, 2021
We all love to travel, so we try to save as much money as we can to earn the possibility of traveling freely, seeing new places, and exploring new cultures.
But there is one part about all this that makes us annoyed, and it is the need to pay for almost everything, knowing that we are getting charged for things that can be bypassed easily. Don’t you think that those dollars can be used in a better way?
According to statics, the U.S. airline tends to collect billions of dollars in baggage fees only, but we all know that these charges are optional, so why many travelers pay that money when they can avoid it?
Well, the first thing that keeps us from paying baggage fees is packing light, but who are we kidding? It is hard to travel with the bare minimum, especially when you are traveling with children. This is why we collected for you the best tips to bypass the baggage fees.
The airline policy
Before you book your plane ticket, navigate the baggage policies of the airline you are flying with. The baggage fees are constantly changing and they are different from one airline to another and depending on the date of travel, destination, the bag size and weight, and the number of bags.
Many of us could find a cheap plane ticket, but then end up paying more for the baggage fees. Most major airlines make you pay $60 for one checked bag round-trip!
Frequent flyer program
If you are a frequent traveler, then join the frequent flyer program of your favorite airline to save on the baggage fees. All of the big airlines offer baggage fees discounts which are a part of their loyalty program.
If you have flown 25,000 miles (at least) with United, American, Delta, and other airlines, while meeting the minimum spending limit, then you will be able to join the loyalty program and enjoy many discounts.
You should visit the website of your airline to discover more about the benefits of frequent flyer program.