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Race to the bottom continues: United will charge $25 for second checked bag

In the continuing saga of airline downgrades, United has proven yet again that they are in the lead in the race to the bottom. Just in, the airline carrier has just announced that it’s charging its passengers $25 for the second bag they check in. A passenger is only exempt from this downgrade if he is a member of the Star Alliance Silver level elite flyer miles.

United has always marketed itself as a premium airline, but this recent development just proves that they are on their way to a downward slope ever since they have bounced back from declaring bankrupt.

For all its efforts, United will be unrecognizable from Skybus or Spirit, except for a few aspects like an international schedule or a few 747s.

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