Amtrak to start charging baggage fees

Posted at 3:59 PM, Sep 30, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-30 16:59:05-04

Amtrak is boarding the baggage fee train that has generated billions in revenue for the airline industry.

Amtrak will now start charging $20 to passengers who exceed restrictions for carry-on and personal items.

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Travelers are still allowed two small personal items weighing no more than 25 pounds each, and two pieces of luggage, each weighing no more than 50 pounds.

Baggage fees generated $1.6 billion for airlines in the first quarter of this year.


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