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May 28, 2008

Re "Air travelers hit with new baggage fees," May 22

Thousands of American Airlines employees are facing layoffs, some only a few months after being recalled from years-long furloughs. Yet The Times' headline whines about fees for checked baggage of discounted ticket holders. I expected better.

Dror Toister

Tarzana

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With ever-rising fuel costs, I call the baggage fee justified. Heavy bags cost money -- in fuel and in the salaries paid for airline employees who check them. Why should passengers with normal baggage pay more for tickets to absorb the extra expense?

Anita Lutt

Huntington Park

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