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American Airlines To Charge For First Checked Bag

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American Airlines To Charge For First Checked Bag Under a plan announced Wednesday by American Airlines, passengers already forced to pay extra for amenities like earphones, meals and even snacks will have to pay $15 to check a basic piece of baggage. American Airlines' plan is part of a larger effort by the industry to find new ways to improve revenue in the face of soaring fuel prices and a slumping economy. The airlines anticipated a multibillion-dollar loss this year, even before oil's latest spike above $130 a barrel Wednesday.

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Great-Sommelier Great-Sommelier 7 years
Let competition breed the results.
Great-Sommelier Great-Sommelier 7 years
Easy solution...fly another airline.
cine_lover cine_lover 7 years
I did not like AA before and now I have even more reason not to fly with them.
raciccarone raciccarone 7 years
I agree, UnDave! The oil industry is readjusting to serve us and we are really getting served.
mondaymoos mondaymoos 7 years
I should really buy tickets now for vacation before prices start getting worse. :JAWDROP:
UnDave35 UnDave35 7 years
Nope, and they'll probably ask the government to fund another bail-out to keep the airlines in business. How about we let the industry re-adjust and let them find better ways to serve us.
em1282 em1282 7 years
Wow. $15 to check one piece of luggage? Does that come with a guarantee that they won't lose your suitcase???
jessie jessie 7 years
bring my big purse,not my huge one, water bottle and a baggie of snacks, or will they not let you do that next? yikes!!!! but i do check all my baggage. i find that easier.
Jillness Jillness 7 years
Arg. It is only going to get worse, I have a feeling.
Kelliegrl Kelliegrl 7 years
I can't believe this malarky!
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