Continental: Now You'll Pay Us To Check Bags, Too

Continental joins the ranks of all of the major airlines except Delta by imposing a $15 fee for a checked bag.

AP: Continental Airlines Inc. said Friday it is charging some coach customers $15 for a first checked bag, matching a similar fee imposed by most other major U.S. carriers.

A company spokeswoman said the fee would help offset high fuel costs, which have caused Continental and other carriers to lose money this year…

Continental’s decision leaves Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines Inc. as the only holdout among the six so-called legacy carriers, and Southwest Airlines Co. also doesn’t charge for the first bag.

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