American Airlines announces new add-on fees

December 13, 2012 10:08:13 AM PST
American Airlines has announced a major shift in the way it charges passengers for tickets.

The carrier announced new add-on fees customers can tack on to their tickets that will allow them to board earlier, change flights without penalty, and check a bag for free.

The changes in the fare structure only apply to flights that operate in the 48 contiguous states.