Correction: American Airlines-Bag Fees story

Published on NewsOK Modified: April 9, 2014 at 3:44 pm •  Published: April 9, 2014
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In a story April 8 about American Airlines baggage fees, The Associated Press reported erroneously that two fee increases for checking a bag between Europe and the Americas would take effect this June. They took effect in June 2013.

A corrected version of the story is below:

American Airlines changes bag fees

American Airlines changes bag fees and mileage rules after US Airways merger

By The Associated Press

American Airlines Group Inc. announced changes to the frequent-flier programs and checked-bag policies on Tuesday.

Here are some of the highlights of changes to American's bag fees:

— A new charge of $25 to check a bag from the U.S. to Mexico, the Caribbean or Central America, starting immediately. A second bag is still $40.

— Starting immediately, American is dropping a $70 fee for checking a second bag between South America and the U.S., Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands or Canada.

— Last year, American raised the fee for checking a second bag between Europe and the U.S., Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Canada or South America to $100 from $60 and raised the fee for a second checked bag between Mexico, the Caribbean or Central America and Europe to $100 from $40.

— For some destinations, American advises travelers to check with its reservations department.

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For American's changes in bag fees:

http://bit.ly/POkpHz

For US Airways' baggage policies:

http://bit.ly/1lITsA3