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United DOUBLES 2nd Checked Bag Fee, as Oil Prices Come DOWN

September 15, 2008 | Posted in: Airline News,Fuel Surcharges,United

Want to check two bags on your next United flight? Better get your wallet out.

The carrier, which already charges $15 for a first checked-bag, had doubled its second checked-bag fee – from $25 to $50 one-way.

Delta was the first to put on $50 2nd bag charge, but charges none at this point for the first bag.

That means if you check 2 bags on a roundtrip flight, you pay for you ticked, AND, pay an extra $130! And thanks to SkyTalk, for letting us all know about this.

But here’s the killer (and this comes from a United press release): The airline blames, what else – fuel prices – and goes on to add:

“the potential revenue from United’s merchandising efforts, including those for checking a first and second bag, will now be approximately $700 million in 2009“.

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