Airtran to increase checked bag fee

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

ATLANTA (AP) -- AirTran Airways says it will increase its first checked bag fee to $20.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that the increase from $15 to $20 takes effect Sept. 1 for coach reservations made Aug. 17 or later.

Other airlines are increasing fees as well.

Atlanta-based Delta charges $25 for a first checked bag on domestic flights, or $23 if the fee is paid online.

For a second checked bag, Delta charges $35, or $32 when paid online.

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