Chicago-based United Airlines became the latest North American carrier to raise checked bag fees, as airlines contend with lower revenues amid climbing prices for jet fuel. United announced Aug. 31 it had raised fees for checking a first bag from $25 to $30 and for a second bag from $35 to $40. The new rules cover all flights in North and Central America, as well as the Caribbean. The decision follows recent moves by New York-based JetBlue Airways, as well as Air Canada and Calgary-based ...

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