United to become second airline to charge for FIRST checked bag

Chicago based United Airlines became the second main carrier to charge for checking one article of luggage this morning, following American Airlines announcement last month.

Fees for the first bag will now be 15$, the second will be 25$ and fees for additional and oversized bags will significantly increase.

The new policy goes into effect June 12 and doesn’t apply to First, Business or elite members.

Expect more changes like this to come for the other legacy carriers, including Delta, Northwest and Continental. It’s only a matter of time before they get in line.

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