American increases fee for checked bags

American Airlines is joining Delta, United and JetBlue in
increasing checked-bag fees.

Like those carriers, American’s fee for the first checked
bag will rise from $25 to $30 and the second checked bag will jump from $35 to
$40 for flights in the U.S. and Canada. 

The change is effective for tickets purchased beginning
Friday. American last increased its bag fees in 2010. 

Delta increased its bag fees this week. JetBlue started the
trend in late August and was followed quickly by United.

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