US Airways Raising Bag Fees

Domestic checked-bag fee increases by $5
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 26, 2009 4:16 PM CDT
A passenger checks in for a flight at the U.S. Airways counter at O'Hare Airport on July 15, 2009 in Chicago, Illinois.   (Getty Images)
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(Newser) – US Airways is following the lead of its competitors and raising bag fees, reports the East Bay Business Times. On domestic flights, the first checked bag will cost $25 and the second will cost $30, a $5 bump for both. If the bags are checked at the airport instead of online, tack on another $5 each. On transatlantic flights, the airline is adding a $50 fee for a second checked bag ($55 if done at the airport).