News: AA to charge for FIRST checked bag!
Yeah, that’s right. American is going to start charging $15 for your FIRST checked bag. They’re also retiring 45-50 planes and cutting capacity on domestic flights by up to 12%. American says this is due to rising fuel costs. Read the full story on CNN.
I completely understand having to compensate for rising fuel costs, but I’m bummed – that’s going to mean signficant fare increases due to much more limited availability. American has been one of my favorite airlines… now I’m worried about them.