To offset soaring fuel costs, American Airlines has announced it will start charging passengers for all checked baggage. For tickets purchased on and after June 15, American will charge customers $15 to check a first bag, while a second checked bag will cost $25. American Airlines frequent-flier members with elite status (Executive Platinum, Platinum, and Gold) and customers who purchase premium tickets will not have to pay the extra fees, which will apply only to flights within the United ...

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