Two more airlines are going to charge for the
first piece of checked luggage.
United Airlines and US Airways are following the lead of
American Airlines, which makes customers pay $15 for the first
checked bag. United's new fee begins tomorrow for customers buying
domestic tickets for August 18th or later. It does not apply to
first or business class, or those with premiere status.
US Airways' new baggage fee kicks in for tickets booked on or
after July 9th. Most airlines are already charging $25 for a second
The next extra fee for passengers could be seat reservations.
Spirit Airlines is already charging $5 for middle seats, $10 for
window and aisle seats, and $15 for exit-row seats.
And US Airways will soon add a fee for non-alcoholic drinks.