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.