Kayak's Handy iPhone App: Now With Checked Baggage Fees
The goal of the ever-changing airline baggage fees is to put one over on the uninformed traveler, who arrives to the airport with two checked bags and is shocked that they charge for this now, but has to pay up anyway. One thing we try to do is get baggage fee information out to you, and help you to be informed travelers who either decide to go all-carryon or come to the airport prepared to sacrifice $30 to get your luggage on the same flight as you. But now thanks to their iPhone app, KAYAK is helping to untangle the web of baggage fees as well.
The travel booking site has a very easy-to-use (and free) iPhone app downloadable from iTunes, that recently underwent a sweet upgrade to include the ability to search hotels by name, send emails with search results, filter airport searches better and see a complete list of airlines and their respective baggage fees.
We highly, highly approve of this service within a free app, and just hope that Kayak is dedicated to keeping it up to date, especially when we're talking complicated fee structures like the US Airways one pictured above.
And international airlines are not left out. For example, did you know that KLM charges 200 Euro for your third checked bag, or that Mexicana charges $40 for your second and $150 for your third checked bags? Well now the information is literally at your fingertips, so you're not one of the people embarrassed and teary-eyed at check-in when the agent demands cash for that bag.
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[Photo: Kayak App on our iPhone]