June 18, 2008

US Airways is cutting 1,700 employees from its work force and will reduce its domestic flights by 6 to 8 percent during the fourth quarter of 2008. In other news, United Airlines announced a change to its baggage policy: For economy-class tickets purchased beginning last Friday (June 13) and departing on or after Aug. 18, a $15 fee will be levied for the passenger's first checked bag; second bags will cost $25.