Posted by Sara Zucker on February 8, 2010 03:22 PM
Those of you who were hoping to skirt American Airline's $25 checked baggage fee by flying Southwest Airlines instead, might want to think again – at least American Airlines has free Wi-Fi.
Although passengers may now board Southwest with two bags at no cost, the airline is putting a price on its upcoming wireless Internet feature, which the brand will begin installing in April.
Southwest can expect an added boost in sales. The US Bureau of Transportation Statistics reported that popular airlines received almost $2 billion in the third quarter of 2009 from baggage, in-flight Internet, food, and drink costs, generating almost seven percent of total operating revenue.Continue reading...