United, Delta hike fees for 2nd bag to Europe

Published: Wednesday, June 1, 2011 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, June 2, 2011 at 12:27 a.m.

Baggage fees between the U.S. and Europe are rising.

Both Delta Air Lines Inc. and United Continental Holdings Inc. are raising fees to check a second bag on flights to Europe. The first bag is still free. Previously they both charged $50 for a second bag. Now Delta will charge $60 if it's checked online, $75 at the airport. United and Continental are charging $70 to check a second bag.

Delta is also adding a $30 fee for a second bag between the U.S. and most of Latin America. Its previous fee of $150 for overweight bags on flights to Europe will drop to $75. The Delta changes begin with tickets bought on Wednesday.

Both airlines say they made the changes to match their European partners.

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