Travelers can expect their wallets to be squeezed yet again as US Airways and Continental increase their checked baggage fees:
US Airways says it will increase fees for first and second checked
bags by $5 for domestic flights. And both airlines say they will levy
new fees for a second checked bag on trans-Atlantic flights.
US Airways now will charge $20, instead of $15, for the first
checked bag and $30, up from $25, for the second, when bags are checked
online. Travelers who check bags at the airport will pay $25 for the
first and $35 for the second -- an extra $5 per bag.
Continental will join US Airways in exacting a $50 second
checked-bag fee on trans-Atlantic flights, echoing recent moves by
American and Delta. (Boston.com
Flying the friendly skies just got a little unfriendlier.