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Pack light and carry on: Aer Lingus teaches a lesson with baggage fees
Pack light and carry on: Aer Lingus teaches a lesson with baggage fees

I just returned from a vacation in Ireland, with a short break in Paris. I flew American Airlines on the way there and British Airways home. Neither charged for my one checked bag. But I flew Aer Lingus from Dublin to Paris and was charged 50 euros each way (about $130 total) on top of a ticket that cost $300. I was not a happy camper. I know that low-cost carriers are charging bag fees, but I didn't know Aer Lingus was. Moral of the story: You really need to check baggage charges on all airlines when you travel. Donal McGonagle Echo Park   If there were a prize for complicated baggage fees, Aer Lingus would be a contender. Even if you check its website, you'll need to...

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