Baggage Buddies: How to Save $3,500 on a Flight from OC to SF

Southwest Airlines 737-300

A large group of kids from the music program at Northwood High School are traveling to San Francisco next week. Half are flying up on United and half are flying on Southwest.

As you probably know, Southwest doesn’t charge for checked luggage. United does.

Each kid on the United flight will give his or her suitcase to a “baggage buddy” on the Southwest flight. Each Southwest kid will check two bags while each United kid will check none.

Using this arrangement on both legs of the trip cuts the travel cost by $3,500.

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