This to me is important so thought I'd share incase anyone missed it...
Northwest to charge for second bag; American may follow
Northwest (NW) will join United (UA), US Airways (US) and Delta (DL) and begin charging $25 to check a second bag to bolster revenue amid high fuel prices, Reuters news service reported Friday.
Members of NW’s loyalty programs may still check two bags at no additional charge, and customers booked in first class can continue to check up to three bags at no charge, the story said. The new fees apply to NW flights within North America beginning May 5.
American (AA) announced Thursday that it may also charge for a second bag. The carrier filed a notice with the Canadian government, which requires a 45-day notice to review such a change.