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Delta Raises Fees for Checked Baggage

Effective immediately, Delta Air Lines is charging $23 for your first checked bag and $32 for your second.

By Harry R. Weber, AP

Attention air travelers: That tug at your wallet is about to happen again, courtesy of the world's biggest airline.

Delta Air Lines Inc. is raising its fees to check your first bag on a domestic flight by $8 and the second bag by $7. That will mean $23 for the first bag and $32 for the second.

It will continue to cost you even more if you don't pay the fees in advance on the airline's Web site. Delta is calling that add-on a surcharge — $2 for the first bag and $3 for the second. You will have to pay the surcharges if you check your bags at an airport ticket counter, kiosk or curbside.

The new fees are for travel beginning Jan. 12 on tickets purchased on or after Jan. 5. Tickets purchased before then, regardless of when the travel begins, are subject to the current fees — $15 for the first bag and $25 for the second.

The domestic bag fee increases apply to travel in coach within the 50 states, U.S. Virgin Islands, Canada and Puerto Rico.

Elite frequent fliers, first class fliers and certain other customers, including active military personnel on deployment, are exempt from the fees.

A Delta spokeswoman called the airline's fees "competitive" with other carriers.

U.S. carriers began in earnest imposing fees on checked bags and other once-free amenities in 2008 to help combat rising fuel prices. The fees continued, and in some cases increased, even after fuel prices plummeted. Now, oil prices are on an upward trend again, though are nowhere close to their peak at $147 a barrel.

Benchmark crude for February delivery settled at $82.52 a barrel on the Nymex Monday.

The upward trend in fuel prices arrives as airlines were hoping to gain some positive momentum from the improving U.S. economy. U.S. carriers, including Delta, over the next two weeks will be releasing their fourth-quarter and year-end 2009 financial results.

Select your airline to find out the details about its luggage fees, maximum carry-on size and more.
post #142 of 186
^ I bet fairstock had a part in that fee hike. YOU BASTARD!
post #143 of 186
Originally Posted by mmm...Jaz View Post
^ I bet fairstock had a part in that fee hike. YOU BASTARD!
Yeah, where is he? Everytime he magically appears this stock shoots through the roof. Someone summon him please!
post #144 of 186
13.63 now,
post #145 of 186
good stock shouldn't be this low. heading up.
post #146 of 186
dal is about time to take off again.
post #147 of 186
Double Top. Let's see if it holds true to the pattern and it flies down....Might be some brief consolidation first before it makes its run down.

post #148 of 186

Delta (DAL) rated new Buy at Sterne Agee. $18 price target. Company has a strong financial base and should ultimately achieve investment grade status.

post #149 of 186

delta scares me the average age of their planes are older than me!!and now they have delayed purchases


i think they are averaging 30-40 years...only matter of time before we get a crash

post #150 of 186


Originally Posted by ze20001984 View Post

delta scares me the average age of their planes are older than me!!and now they have delayed purchases


i think they are averaging 30-40 years...only matter of time before we get a crash

That is ridiculous. Delta Airlines has an average fleet age of 15.3 years. People come to this website in hopes of finding useful information. You are a disservice to that cause. Why are you just making stuff up? Only a matter of time before they have a crash, seriously? 

post #151 of 186
Bombardier’s C Series is in contention for another 100-plane Delta order to replace those smaller jets, including 32 DC-9s with an average age of 33 years and 117 MD-88s that are 21 years old on average and are owned or leased by the Atlanta-based airline. Bombardier is up against Embraer SA of Brazil for that order.
The order for smaller planes was put off likely because of worries about the state of the U.S. economy and it’s a decision Delta does not need to make immediately, said one industry source.
“A key component of Delta’s strategy is making prudent investments for the future while maintaining our financial and capacity discipline,” Richard Anderson, Delta’s chief executive officer, said in a statement.
A Delta purchase of 100 C Series planes would have been a major shot in the arm for the $3.4-billion Bombardier program, almost doubling the order book, which now stands at 133 firm orders.

It is also the goldest of ALL american airlines

Even AA
post #152 of 186

nice volume today

post #153 of 186
little pop at 1230ish on reports of having interest in AMR
post #154 of 186


Delta profit surges; results tops expectations



Delta Air Lines Inc.'s DAL +5.01% fourth-quarter earnings surged as the airline booked a double-digit increase in a key revenue metric and successfully offset increased fuel costs.

Shares were recently up 5.9% to $9.93 as the airline reported its passenger revenue per avaiable seat mile--a closely-watched metric in the airline industry--jumped 12% in the period.

The nation's No. 2 carrier by traffic had expected strong air travel demand, particularly from business fliers, to continue into the fourth quarter.

"With the December quarter's strong revenue performance, Delta produced a revenue premium to the industry and fully covered our fuel cost increase with higher revenues," said Delta President Ed Bastian.

Delta reported a profit of $425 million, or 50 cents a share, up sharply from $19 million, or 2 cents a share, a year earlier. Excluding items such as restructuring costs, the company reported earnings of 45 cents a share, well ahead of the 38 cents expected by analysts polled by Thomson Reuters.

Operating revenue improved 7.8% to $8.4 billion, topping analyst expectations for $8.31 billion in revenue.

The company has also been aggressively cutting capacity. For the fourth quarter, consolidated traffic slipped 2.7% as capacity fell 3.5%. Load factor, or the percentage of available seats filled, inched up to 81.7% from 81.1% a year earlier. 


post #155 of 186
could be testing 10 soon on that report
post #156 of 186
Delta Studying US Airways as Possible Acquisition Target

Delta Air Lines is now looking at making a run at US Airways Group, WSJ is reporting, citing people familiar with the matter.

Bloomberg NewsDelta, the world’s No. 2 airline by traffic, also has been assessing a similar move for much-larger American Airlines parent AMR Corp., the people have said. It is working with Goldman Sachs Group Inc. as one of its financial advisers, along with Blackstone Group, the people said.

Delta sees itself as a consolidator in the airline industry and is studying several options, the people added.

Delta has not yet approached US Airways, the No. 5 U.S. airline, and is still weighing which deal if any would make most sense and have the best odds of success, the people familiar with the matter said. Delta’s last transaction was in 2008, when it acquired Northwest Airlines.
post #157 of 186
Originally Posted by kevin1612 View Post

could be testing 10 soon on that report


post #158 of 186
Originally Posted by kevin1612 View Post

could be testing 10 soon on that report

and up and thru

post #159 of 186

anyone thing the airlines have gone a little too high on oil drop optmision


the oil prices projects keep moving higher yet delta looks like its ready for oil to get to 70$


its also trending down ward...add this to the fact that oil is popping back up......might be forming a top here

post #160 of 186
Delta buying a refinery
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