American Airlines raises checked bag fee by $5

George Hobica, July 25, 2009
Fares from Washington DC:

    Effective for tickets bought on or after Aug 14, you'll pay $20 for the first bag and $30 for the second, unless you're exempt by frequent flyer status, military duty, or class of service. Other airlines recently raised their fees by $5, but allowed a discount if you paid the fee online. American is raising its fees, period.