FlyBE to Charge for Checked Baggage

A sign of things to come?  Small British carrier FlyBE will charge customers GBP2 for each bag that they check.  Before you complain, they will knock GBP1 off their fare for any passenger who does not check a bag; plus, they’ve raised the weight limit to 25kg—the highest in the low fare market.  This is part of the make-passengers-pay-for-what-they-use theory, which has worked well for Ryanair.  Look for it on this side of the Atlantic in 2006.

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