Continental Airlines announced modifications to its free checked-bags policy for international travel to reflect new weight limits of 50 lb. each for up to two pieces. It said the new policy is necessary to recoup increased handling and fuel costs associated with carrying heavier bags. Under the new policy, passengers are allowed to check two pieces of baggage with a maximum weight of 50 lb. each free of charge. However, OnePass Elite members are allowed to check two pieces with a maximum ...

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