Ok, I am not planning on checking 13 bags, but I had an interesting conversation with some friends a couple of days ago. They had moved out of town and were now back visiting for Christmas. Anyways, they told me they were planning on checking 13 pieces of luggage with all of their Christmas gifls etc... in them. There are 4 people in their family. That is an average of 3+ per person in their group. The wife then followed it up with the comment that she didn't have to pay any fees because she had elite status. I was very surprised..... I could see 2 bags each free.... but a total of 13 at no charge? They also had carry ons with them. 4 people (2a, 2 k). I can't help but wonder how everyone who pays for their first bag feels about it. I know she has status with the airline (Delta and the One World Alliance (edit... meant to say Sky Team, sorry), but I would never consider that type of thing...... Some will say that elite status entitles one to do this due to their loyalty, it just seemed like a lot for 1 family...... Thoughts?