Delta has just hiked its checked bag fees by $5

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Bad news, Delta customers, the airline is now charging more for checked bags on domestic and some international flights.

Delta, which counts Minneapolis-St. Paul International as one of its major hubs, confirmed on Wednesday that it has tacked an extra $5 onto the price of its first and second checked bags.

If you're flying in North America, to the Caribbean or to Central America, the first checked bag will now cost you $30, up from $25.

The second checked bag will now cost $40, up from $35.

Delta doesn't charged for your first checked bag on flights to other international destinations, such as its routes to Europe and Asia from MSP Airport.

There's a way you can avoid paying any checked baggage fees, but it requires you to either pay for a First Class, Delta One, or Premium Select seat; have a status in its SkyMiles loyalty program; or book a flight with a SkyMiles credit card from American Express.

CNN Money reports that the price hike comes a few weeks after United and JetBlue implemented the same $5 increase in checked baggage fees.

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It also comes at a time that airlines are struggling a little financially, with Delta and America cutting their earnings outlooks for this year because of rising fuel and employee costs.

According to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics, Delta has made $375 million from baggage fees through the first half of 2018, which is down on the same period last year, when it had made $441 million.

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