Alaska Air modifies checked bag fees

Alaska Airlines announced new baggage fees today:

For tickets purchased after May 1, 2010 for travel starting June 16, 2010 the following apply.

Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air will charge $20 each for a passengers first three checked bags. This represents a $5 increase for the first checked bag, a $5 decrease for the second bag and a $30 decrease for the third bag. The fourth through tenth checked bag will decrease from $100 to $50 each. Excess size and weight restrictions still apply fees still apply. Please note that with our bag fee change, any new groups booked after April 22nd and ticketed for travel after May 1st for travel June 16th or later will have the new bag fees applied.

Group travel already in contract will have the first bag fee of $15 honored.

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