I’M REALLY MAD ABOUT THIS CONTINENTAL ANNOUNCEMENT!

IF YOU HAVE PLANS TO THINK ON THIS FLIGHT THERE WILL BE A $50 SERVICE CHARGE!

I got this email fron Continental Airlines. I realize the price of jet fuel is on the rise but I think the airlines are going too far. They are nickle and diming us to death. The next thing we know there will be a $10 charge for your arms, $25 for each leg, and $50 if you want to think on the plane. When will it stop?

The Email:

Dear Isiah,

Our OnePass® members are important to us, so we are making every effort to keep you informed of some changes to our checked baggage policy and the OnePass program.

Effective Oct. 7, 2008, customers will be charged $15 for their first checked bag when traveling on tickets purchased on or after Sept. 5, 2008, within the U.S., Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Canada.

The service fee will not apply to EliteAccess® customers, including those seated in First or BusinessFirst®, OnePass Elite and SkyTeam® Elite members, customers traveling on full-fare economy (Y) class tickets, or military personnel and their families traveling on official orders.