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Airline Raises Bag Fee To $100

HUFFINGTONPOST.COM - For those preparing to fly trans-Atlantic on a United flight, you might want to think about packing efficiently. The airline has announced that it will raise the cost of a second checked bag on such flights from $70 to $100, the Chicago Tribune reports.

"This change reflects an increase in costs associated with carrying bags, such as fuel and handling," the airline said in a statement, according to UPI. Last year, the charge had been increased from $50 to $70.

In 2011, United also did away with baggage fee discounts for those who paid for their luggage online.

"It wouldn't be surprising to see American Airlines and US Airways raise the same fee in the near future," airline analyst Hunter Keay told the Tribune. "Those airlines currently charge $60 and $70, respectively, for the same checked bag." click here to read more

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