All Aboard For Higher Bag Fees

All five remaining legacy airlines — Delta, United, US Airways, Continental and American — have jumped on board with higher fees for checked luggage.

The going rate is now $25 for the first checked bag and $35 for the second. Some airlines (not American) knock a few dollars off the fee if you pay in advance on the Internet, the Wall Street Journal notes.

Please note this: Southwest Airline still charges no fee for up to two checked bags per customer. That’s worth $120 round trip, at the going rates. JetBlue allows one bag at no extra charge.

Keep it in mind when you compare fares.

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