Curbside baggage charge at LAX on AA

Old Feb 8, 06, 8:22 am
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Curbside baggage charge at LAX on AA

AA has a new curbside charge of $2.00 a bag + tip at LAX...they are charging us to check in our bags. Anyone else had this happen. Gorka.
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Old Feb 8, 06, 10:09 am
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Most airlines are now charging for curbside baggage check; it is still free to checkin at the ticket counters inside the building. Perhaps an inevitable change as the wait times inside have increased, causing more curbside usage than before.
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Old Aug 13, 22, 9:02 am
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Now $4
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Old Aug 13, 22, 11:47 pm
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Is replying to a 16 year old post a new record?
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Old Aug 14, 22, 8:05 am
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Is replying to a 16 year old post a new record?
Could be, but regardless, it's still quite valid.

I've noticed this at FLL recently and find it preposterous.
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Old Aug 14, 22, 8:33 am
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Originally Posted by Spanish
Could be, but regardless, it's still quite valid.

I've noticed this at FLL recently and find it preposterous.
I agree that it is valid. I was just wondering about the time and glad that the person who brought it back from the dead did that much searching to find it!!
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Old Aug 14, 22, 10:11 am
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Convenience factor of not checking in at the check-in counter. YMMV.........
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Old Aug 14, 22, 7:02 pm
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Originally Posted by beachfan
Now $4
Still worth it.
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Old Aug 14, 22, 9:12 pm
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Originally Posted by Peter Snijder
Still worth it.

to those reading this in 2038 the next time this thread gets a big update, hope I'm still flying.
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Old Aug 14, 22, 9:15 pm
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Originally Posted by Peter Snijder
Still worth it.
Really? it is worth paying $4 (plus the expectation of a tip) to save wheeling a bag inside the termimal and checking in at a machine?
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Old Aug 14, 22, 9:22 pm
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Really? it is worth paying $4 (plus the expectation of a tip) to save wheeling a bag inside the termimal and checking in at a machine?

when it's busy and you have 2 kids and a wife and all the bags, 1 million percent yes.
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Old Aug 14, 22, 9:43 pm
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Originally Posted by Dave Noble
Really? it is worth paying $4 (plus the expectation of a tip) to save wheeling a bag inside the termimal and checking in at a machine?
Its like valet parking. Some people value the convenience while others will save a couple bucks and self park.
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Old Aug 14, 22, 10:28 pm
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Originally Posted by bgasser
Its like valet parking. Some people value the convenience while others will save a couple bucks and self park.
It's a bit better than valet parking, IMO. In this case, the suitcases are basically treated the same. In the case of valet parking, you're trusting that someone doesn't burn out your clutch because they don't know how to shift properly.
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Old Aug 15, 22, 6:28 am
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Really? it is worth paying $4 (plus the expectation of a tip) to save wheeling a bag inside the termimal and checking in at a machine?
When it can save you 20+ minutes of standing in line at bag drop, yes.
I value my time above $12 per hour.
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Old Aug 15, 22, 8:33 am
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Originally Posted by Peter Snijder
When it can save you 20+ minutes of standing in line at bag drop, yes.
I value my time above $12 per hour.
Absolutely a reasonable proposition! Curbside check in is great, but many times there's no line inside while curbside is still charging for luggages. At least MIA doesn't charge at this time. I always tip the guys there good, though.
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