American Airlines waives 3rd bag fee for military
August 15, 2008 ·
American Airlines said Wednesday it will waive the fee to check a third bag for active members of the U.S. military.
Fees for first and second checked bags have always been waived for active service members, American said.
Previously, military personnel had to pay the $100 fee for the third checked bag, and then fill out a form to be reimbursed.
The new waiver policy begins immediately.
Recently, airlines have been raising fares and imposing new and higher fees for checking luggage to offset soaring fuel costs.
Shares of American Airlines parent AMR Corp. sank $1.33, or 10.9 percent, to $10.86 as oil prices rose Wednesday.