Delta airlines has joined some of its rivals in raising fees for checked bags. They quietly increased the price of the first and second checked bag by $5.00 each. The first checked bag will now cost $30.00 for flights in North America, the Caribbean and Central America. The second bag is going up to $40.
This price increase is in line with their rivals, JetBlue and United who recently hiked their prices by $5.00 as well.
Obviously this will not affect everyone. You can still get free checked bags with elite status in Delta’s SkyMiles program, by flying first class or if you have a SkyMiles credit card from American Express.