Well, I knew it wouldn't take long. Continental made the call three days ago to increase their checked baggage fees by $5 = $20 for the first checked bag and $30 for the second. Today, American Airlines said they will do the same. United, Delta and US Airways already announced they would be pocketing an extra 5 bucks from those who still check their bags. So now everyone is in sync. But here's the good news: Southwest still flying your bags for free. For now.