March 05, 2008

On the heels of a similar announcement by United Airlines, US Airways will begin charging passengers $25 to check a second bag. The change goes into effect May 5, the same day as United's new policy. US Airways also is raising its charge to check anywhere from three to nine bags from $80 to $100 per bag. First-class passengers and preferred-status frequent-flyer program members will be exempt from the additional charges.