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American isn't the only one charging people to check in luggage. Per TreeHugger: "US Airways just announced that for flights booked after July 9th passengers will be charged $15 per checked bag, and starting in August coach passengers will have to pay $2 per non-alcoholic drink. On top of that, US Air will begin cutting flights and laying off workers. US Air joins American Airlines in adding these charges, leading many to believe that other airlines will soon follow." Next, $10 an hour for breathing. [TreeHugger]