United adds $50 fee for checking second bag

02/5/2008 | Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)

United Airlines in May will become the first large carrier to charge travelers $50 to check a second piece of luggage on domestic round-trips. The airline said soaring fuel costs forced it to add the fee and noted that just 25% of its customers check a second bag. It expects the fee to generate about $100 million in additional revenue.

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