Northwest will started charging for 2nd checked bag starting May 5. Exceptions are frequent flyer passengers and full fare passengers. I guess that let's me out. Well, my DD leaves in Pensacola and I fly NW to see her usually bring extra stuff for her in the 2nd bag. I guess I'll have to see if her extra stuff is worth $25. I can still bring a 21" on board, I think. herc.