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U.S. Airways raises baggage fees by $5

August 26, 2009

US Airways announced a $5 baggage fee increase Wednesday.

The fee for a passenger’s first checked bag will rise from $15 to $20 if the fees are prepaid online. Online payment for a second checked bag will jump from $25 to $30.

An additional $5 fee will be added for bags checked at the airport, bringing the fee for the first bag to $25 and the second to $35.

The airline also will implement a $50 fee for the second checked bag on international flights — $55 if paid at the airport. The first checked bag will continue to be free of charge.

The changes will be applied to tickets purchased on Wednesday or later for travel on or after October 7.

Earlier this season American Airlines raised its fees for first and second checked bags to $20 and $30, respectively.

Continental, Delta and United airlines charge $15 for the first checked bag if the fees are paid online, and $25 for the second bag. At the airport, these airlines charge $20 and $30 for the first and second bags.



  • Kris

    They should have charged these fees a long time ago. I see people schlepping around WAY too much stuff on flights. My carry-on consists of a small backpack, not a thing on wheels that weighs a ton. You’d be surprised how lightly you can pack if you try. Air fare has become incredibly affordable, it used to be expensive to fly and people got all dressed up for it. The same people you’d see on a Greyhound are now on flights sitting next to you in a sweaty tank top.

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