Delta's SEA check-in closed after passenger abandons bags instead of paying $1400 in fees [SEA]

Discussion in 'Travel' started by Mike, Jul 31, 2013.

  1. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    NBC News: Faced with hefty fees, traveler abandons bags, creates airport headache (July 30 2013)

    A traveler on Delta Air Lines Flight 1452 that arrived at New York's JFK International from Seattle on Tuesday morning was questioned by law enforcement officials after leaving several bags at the check-in counter at Seattle-Tacoma International.

    The passenger apparently abandoned the bags to avoid $1,400 in overweight baggage fees. That Delta check-in lobby at Sea-Tac was closed down for more than two hours, said airline spokesperson Morgan Durrant.

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    The officials determined there was no criminal intent by the passenger.
     
  2. RB

    RB Founding Member

    How fricking heavy would the bags have to be to ring up a $1,400 overweight bag fee?

    When fee's are higher than the cost of travel it is time to reevaulate the utility of flying.
     
  3. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    The passenger's final destination was in Europe. Overseas fees for excess/overweight baggage are pretty stiff.

    Check out next-day fees for UPS, etc., to Europe for packages in the 50-100 pound range and you will see why.
     

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