Airlines to Charge for Second Piece of Luggage

Pack light or pay more.

That’s the message two U.S. airlines have given their customers with announcements they will be charging extra for checking a second piece of luggage.

In early February, United Airlines announced it will start charging $50 round trip for a second piece of checked baggage. U.S. Airways followed suit three weeks later. The new fees don’t go into effect until May 5, but will apply to tickets purchased on or after the date the new policies were announced.

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