These price changes, however, are hardly the highlight of Alaska Airlines and Horizon Airs new baggage policies. The airlines have also one-upped their old baggage service guarantee implemented last year. Now, instead of guaranteeing that you will receive your baggage within 25 minutes of your plane parking at the gate, theyre promising 20 minutes. But dont expect the same $25 credit for your next flight or 2,500 Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan bonus miles that you used you get when your bag was late now youll get a $20 credit or 2,000 miles. But we deem it only fair that if youre waiting 5 minutes less, youre compensated $5 (or 500 miles) less.
Best case scenario for Savvy Flyers with this new policy? If youre not in a rush to leave the airport, cross your fingers and hope that it takes your bags 21 minutes to show up that way, once you get your credit, itll be like you didnt pay for your baggage to be checked at all.