Continental Airlines followed other US majors and announced Friday that it will begin charging $15 for the first checked bag for economy passengers paying less than full fare flying within North America. Fees will be applied beginning Oct. 7. CO also said that from Jan. 1 it no longer will credit frequent fliers 500 mi. for flights shorter than 500 mi., instead crediting them with the actual mileage flown. CO was not the only US carrier to revise its baggage policy Friday as Sun Country ...

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