US Airways hikes baggage fees

By Charles Riley, staff reporter


NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- US Airways (LCC, Fortune 500) is increasing fees on a variety of overweight and oversized luggage sizes, a spokeswoman for the airline said Wednesday.

For overweight bags that weigh between 50 and 70 pounds, the price will jump from $50 to $90. For supersized bags that weigh in excess of 70 pounds, customers will have to fork over $175, up from the previous price of $100.

Those fees are in addition to the base price for checked bags, which the airline is keeping static at $25 for the first bag, and $35 for the second.

The new prices will apply to flights purchased on or after Feb. 1st for travel on or after March 1.

And there is more bad news for customers who travel with more than two bags. The prices for checking bags numbered 3 to 9 is increasing from $100 to $125.

In recent years, airlines have been increasing a la carte fees for things like changing flights, more legroom and checking bags in an effort to cope with rising fuel prices and falling revenue. To top of page

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