NW''s New Luggage Policy

The Real Deal

Aug 20, 2002
NW has reduced the maximum weight of the free allowance to 50 pounds. Has any other airlines adopted this? The policy is 0-50 free (2 bag limit), 51-70 is $25, and 71-100 is $50. Over 100 pounds has to go freight. This should trend the aircraft to be lighter eventually saving on fuel. The current policy is 70-100 is $80, so there is some savings to the customer who needs to pack more than 70 in an indvidual bag. The policy starts December 15th for NWA.