by By Hunter R. Slaton | September 16, 2009

Last week, United Airlines announced that it will begin charging $50 for a second checked bag for economy-class tickets between North America and Europe, Mexico and the Caribbean; the first checked bag will remain free. The fee will take effect for tickets purchased on or after Sept. 30 for travel on or after Dec. 15. Passengers who pay the fees online at will save $5.