United and U.S. Airways will begin charging for that second piece of luggage. High fuel costs and other financial woes are making airlines look for ways to offset costs beyond raising ticket prices. In addition to charging for a second bag, fees are increasing on size and weight of luggage as well. And the charges are cumulative. A second bag that is oversize and overweight will be charged three separate fees.
That set of golf clubs, bicycle or pair of skis could really cost you.