American Airlines Raising Checked Bag Fees

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

If you're planning on flying out of town on American Airlines, get ready to shell out more cash.

It's going to cost you more to check bags.

The airline made the announcement on Friday.

They're raising the price by five dollars.

Checking the first bag will now cost $20.00, a second bag will cost $30.00.

The change takes effect on domestic tickets bought after August 13th.

Elite members of American's frequent-flier program continue to be exempt from the fees.