Delta adds $5 to fee for bags checked at airport

Following in the fee-laden footsteps of US Airways, Delta Airlines has added a $5 surcharge for paying checked baggage fees at the airport instead of online, matching moves by some other airlines.

Atlanta-based Delta already charges $15 for the first checked bag and $25 for the second checked bag on domestic flights.

But starting Aug. 4, Delta will start charging those who pay for checked bags at airport ticket counters, kiosks and curbs $20 for the first checked bag and $30 for the second checked bag, for tickets purchased July 15 or later.

The fees for paying for checked bags online remain the same.

US Airways started charging the fee for paying a fee at the airport earlier this year. United Airlines matched the move. Continental Airlines has also just put in place a higher fee for paying for checked bags at the airport for tickets purchased Tuesday or later for flights Aug. 19 or later.

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