NEW HANOVER COUNTY--High fuel prices are hurting the airline industry. US Airways and United will join American in adding a $15.00 fee to your first checked bag in addition to a 25.00 fee for the second bag, other airlines may follow suit. Wilmington International Airport Spokesman Jon Rosborough says "The airlines are doing whatever they can to sustain themselves in this uncertain time." US Airways will charge $100.00 dollars to check 3 bags or more. United Airlines fee starts June 13th. US Airways new fee will go into effect July 9th. Soldiers, preferred travelers, people using wheelchairs and strollers will not be charged the $15.00 dollar fee. On August 1st, cold drinks on US airways will be $2.00 dollars.
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