July 24, 2009
It's going to cost you more to check bags on an American Airlines flight.
American said Friday that checking the first bag will cost $20, up from $15, and a second bag will cost $30, up from $25.
The change takes effect on domestic-travel tickets bought after Aug. 13.
Elite members of American's frequent-flier program continue to be exempt from the fees.
United, Delta, Continental and US Airways recently announced $5 increases in checked-bag fees, to $20 for the first and $30 for the second.