A Delta airline passenger abandoned his bags rather than paying the $1,400 in fees it would have cost him to bring his bags with him. The passenger was leaving from Seattle Tacoma International Airport traveling to New York’s JFK Airport and he had seven bags with him, according to The Inquisitr on July 31, 2013.
The guy apparently decided it was better to just leave all his belongings behind, abandoned in the airport, rather than pay all that money to Delta take them with him. The airport security found the abandoned bags near the Delta check-in and thought one looked a bit suspicious. They put it through X-Ray and found it was fine.
Apparently bags left by the Delta check-in counter is nothing new. Delta admits to finding abandoned bags often in the airport near Delta check-in.
U.S. Airlines collected a combined $3.5 billion in baggage fees for 2012. That is just for one year. It seems that Delta has led the airline industry since 2009 in the airline that collects the most baggage fees. Just in the first quarter of 2013, Delta brought in $191 million in baggage fees.
This is the highest amount for any airline followed by United, US Airways and American Airlines. What would you do if you were carrying luggage and found you’d have to pay another $1000 dollars to bring the bag with you? Leave it behind to never see again, or pay the hefty fee?