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Delta raises checked baggage fees

Delta Air Lines is increasing the fee to check bags, matching moves by some other carriers.

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Delta now charges $30 for a first checked bag and $40 for a second checked bag.

That’s up $5 from the previous fees of $25 for a first checked bag and $35 for a second checked bag.

United Airlines and JetBlue Airways have put in place similar baggage fee increases. By midday, American Airlines had not increased bag fees.

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Southwest Airlines lets passengers check up to two bags free.

Airlines have been pulling in more revenue from extra charges for several years. Last year, U.S. carriers raised $7.4 billion from fees on checked bags and ticket changes, led by American, Delta and United.

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The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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