111711 Atlanta, Ga; Katrina Holland, left, and her daughter Sasha Graham, of Phoenix, talk with a Delta employee as they check in their luggage at the Delta check in counters at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport Thursday morning in Atlanta, Ga., November 17, 2011. Holland and Graham checked in three bags at a charge of $85. Holland, who was visiting family in Atlanta, said they don't like the bag fees but only used Delta because of the good ticket deal they got on the internet. Delta charges passengers baggage fees to check luggage. Federal regulators think the flying public deserves more transparency upfront about the full price of tickets and fees. Some airlines are fighting the move. Jason Getz jgetz@ajc.com
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Photo: Jason Getz/jgetz@ajc.com

Delta raises checked baggage fees

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

Atlanta-based 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 similar baggage fee increases.

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