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American joins crowd, to charge for 2d checked bag

Posted by guest  April 28, 2008 02:42 PM

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Following competitors' efforts to offset rising fuel costs, American said that it will start charging most passengers a fee to check in a second bag. Passengers on American and American Eagle who purchase discounted economy-class tickets on or after May 12 for travel within the United States, US territories, or Canada will have to pay $25 for the second piece of checked luggage. The new policy does not apply to frequent fliers who have earned the gold, platinum or executive platinum status in the AAdvantage program or to passengers who pay for a full-fare economy ticket. America is now the sixth and last legacy hub-and-spoke carrier to adopt the charge since February. Last week, JetBlue said it would charge a $20 fee for the second checked bag to customers who purchase seats on or after May 1 for travel on or after June 1.
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