(KFYI News) Travelers who use miles to get a free ticket on American Airlines may have to pay to check luggage.

American and US Airways are changing their policies on checked bag fees and redeeming miles for free flights.  Changes take effect now for American Airlines and April 23 for U.S. Airways.  The two airlines are in the process of merging. 

Depending on what reward program you're signed up for, you'll either no longer be able to check any bags for free or you'll get one less bag checked for free. 





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