It didn't take long for US Airways to follow the lead of United Airlines. Beginning May 5, 2008, US Airways will begin assessing a $25 fee for a passenger’s second checked bag. Passengers can continue to check one bag free of charge. The policy applies to all flights within the U.S., to and from Canada, Latin America, the Caribbean and Europe.
Apparently charging $25 for a second bag will not affect many of US Air's customers (it claims only eight percent of its customers check two or more bags) but will save the company money on rising fuel costs.
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