Luggage Logistics Company Offers Solutions to New Airline Baggage Handling Fees
NEW YORK, NY -- Facing record fuel prices and increased operational costs, many air carriers are implementing new fees for passengers, intended to offset expenses and provide additional revenue streams. Charges include mandatory fees for extra or overweight baggage checked-in by passengers and effective June 20, Spirit Airlines began charging passengers for all checked-in items.
Amid these industry changes, a luggage logistics company headquartered in New York City is providing solutions to these and other baggage handling issues now faced by many travelers.
“Airline passengers need to know there are options out there for them,” said Jeff Boyd, president of Luggage Free.
He added, “Our door-to-door luggage service offers a solution to dragging heavy bags to the airport and eliminates the confusion associated with the new luggage-related fees being implemented by some of the airlines.”
Charging passengers a fee for their bags is not a new concept. Ryanair, Europe’s largest low-cost carrier, has been charging for checked baggage for years. However, the recent move by Spirit Airlines and other carriers has gotten the attention of the travel industry and may be indicative of more changes to come.
As a leading luggage logistics company, Luggage Free is positioned to fill a niche created by disgruntled passengers upset about new luggage-related charges imposed by air carriers.
“With hundreds of millions of bags handled each year by the airlines, it’s a large revenue opportunity for them. However, the extra fees may create a backlash and prompt travelers to search for other alternatives,” noted Boyd.
In addition to generating revenue from baggage charges, airlines stand to save significantly by encouraging passengers to carry less luggage. Shortened check-in lines and lower plane weight would all contribute to the bottom line for air carriers. However, companies such as Luggage Free expect brisk business as a result of any additional luggage-related fees tacked on by air carriers.
“We’re the only company that wraps and protects luggage for its customers. Travelers can use our service and have the piece of mind knowing their luggage is safe and will be waiting for them at their destination,” stated Boyd.
He concluded, “If travelers are facing luggage handling fees anyway, for a slightly larger fee, they can take advantage of all our special services that the airlines don’t offer.”
For more information, visit www.luggagefree.com or call 800-361-6871.
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