American Airlines now charging to check 2nd bag

April 28, 2008 3:44:08 PM PDT
Another major airline adds a fee for checking more than one bag. American Airlines will charge passengers an additional $25 to check a second bag.

The new fee is to help offset fuel costs. It goes into effect next month.

Most of the airline's frequent flyers are exempt from the charge.

Continental, Northwest and United Airlines have also added a fee for checking a second bag.