United dropping fees for checked baggage

November 7, 2008 3:21:45 PM PST
United Airlines is reducing or cancelling fees for checked baggage. The Chicago-based carrier is offering a 20 percent discount on its $15 fee to check a first bag when tickets are purchased through its web site.

The discount begins November 10 and runs through the end of the year. United has also cancelled plans to raise its fee for a second checked bag to $50. That fee will remain at $25.