CHICAGO, June 11 (UPI) -- United Airlines said higher costs have forced the U.S. carrier to again raise its fees for a second bag on international flights, this time from $70 to $100.
The 43 percent hike comes a year after a 40 percent increase.
"This change reflects an increase in costs associated with carrying bags, such as fuel and handling," the airline said in a statement.
The Chicago Tribune reported Monday that United's $100 fee matches Delta Air Lines, which also charges $100 for a second bag, though that fee is $80 with online check-in.
The larger fee is expected to give United "modest" returns, said Hunter Keay, an analyst with Wolfe Trahan & Co. in a report.
It is expected to increase revenue at United by $30 million per year, Keay said.
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