With the crude oil prices falling, will the airline companies ever stop with the 1st baggage fee?

If crude oil prices continue to fall and stay around a hundred per barrel, shouldn't airlines stop charging for check-in baggage? I could understand if you carry more than 2 check-in baggages but with just one check-in baggage… Wasn't that the main reason why airlines started charging for check-in luggage in the first place? Cause of high oil prices!

4 Responses to “With the crude oil prices falling, will the airline companies ever stop with the 1st baggage fee?”

  1. potatochip Says:

    You have to understand that the airlines have lost a lot of money so they will probably keep the 1st baggage fee in place to try to recuperate money that they have lost since 2001 which is in the billions. Even if oil was at $100 a barrel, that is still pretty high for the airlines to pay. I don't think their financial models allow them to make money if oil is at a certain price.

  2. annonymous Says:

    they should… but they prob wont

  3. roadhunter Says:

    No US airline other than SouthWest was profitable back when oil was $40 per barrel. They are not going to stop with these fees. If they do, they will just roll them into ticket prices.

  4. rambaldi47 Says:

    I wouldn't count on it-especially since airlines are not doing very well right now and are looking to pick up money wherever possible.