US Airways ups baggage fee

US Airways has announced it will implement a $25 service fee for a second
checked bag.The fee applies to travel that occurs on or after May 5, 2008.

The new checked bag policy will apply to all flights within the U.S., to/from Canada, Latin America, the Caribbean and Europe.

Customers may continue to check one bag free of charge. In addition, the airline will waive the fee for its most frequent customers including:

  — All Dividend Miles Preferred members (Silver, Gold, Platinum
and Chairman’s Preferred)

  — Confirmed First Class and Envoy passengers at time of check in


  — Star Alliance Silver and Gold status members

The following customers will also be exempt from paying the $25 fee for a second checked bag:

  — Active military personnel (in uniform with ID)

  — Unaccompanied minors

  — Those checking assistive devices

The fee only applies to tickets purchased on or after Feb. 26, 2008 for travel on or after May 5, 2008. Customers may pay this service fee at an airport kiosk with a credit card or at the check-in counter with a credit card, check or cash. Customers who already purchased tickets for travel after May 5 are exempt from the new service fee on their current itinerary.