United Airlines increases bag fees

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(CNN) — United Airlines is following JetBlue’s lead by increasing baggage fees by $5.

The first checked bag is now $35 each way for domestic and short international flights.

You can avoid the increase by paying for bags 24 hours before the flight.

The increase takes effect on March 6.

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