US Airways and Continental Airlines yesterday announced they will follow American Airlines' recent decision to start charging $50 for a second piece of checked baggage on transatlantic flights (ATWOnline, Aug. 24). As with AA, first checked bags will remain free. US also will raise the domestic charge for a first checked bag to $20 from $15 and for a second piece to $30 from $25, matching increases imposed by AA last month (ATWOnline, July 27). US will tack an additional $5 onto bags checked ...

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