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US Airways the latest to increase extra bag fee
The increased fees aren't terribly surprising. The travel market slump is likely to continue through much of 2010, especially with the job market unlikely to improve until the middle of the year. And, airlines have become accustomed to all the extra cash they pick up from these fees. Since you're a captive audience, they know you're likely to pay ... what other choice do you have?
So, get ready to cram everything you have into the overhead compartment. You'll draw the ire of everyone else on the plane, but you'll have the satisfaction of a few Andy Jacksons sitting in your pocket.