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Alaska Airlines Will Charge Some Upgraded Passengers Baggage Fees

Alaska Airlines is changing its paid baggage policy, and some people flying in first class will now have to pay baggage fees.

Beginning July 10th, anyone who has purchased a coach ticket and upgraded to first class either using miles or by purchasing day-of-departure upgrades will now be subject to a checked bag fee ($20 for a first and second bag). Elite members of Mileage Plan will not be subject to the new fee, nor will AA and Delta elite members (except for Delta Silver Medallion, who get one bag free).

As far as I know, Alaska is the only US airline to charge anyone sitting in first a fee to check bags.

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  1. I can’t believe that Alaska has decided to ruin the First Class experience. First class is about luxury, ease, and not having to pay for other stuff, because you’ve spend so much money. I have it with all of these encroaching fees. I have decided to ship my bags when I fly, I use and they deliver my bags door to door all over the world. That is service!