Two major airline companies have announced they will raise the price for bag checks

The price change starts effective immediately

Anyone looking to fly Air Canada or West Jet can expect to see higher baggage check fees.

Starting today, the two airline companies will charge 30 dollars instead of 25 for one checked bag, and the second will cost 50 instead of 30.

Introducing prices for checked bags has lead to more passengers doing the carry-on luggage strategy to avoid the fee.

The new fees will apply to passengers buying tickets in the lowest fare categories.

Both companies have been blaming higher operating costs and higher prices for fuel for the price spike.

 

JL/ One News

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