American Airlines ups fares

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DALLAS American Airlines is changing the way it charges you to fly.

American will charge up to $88 more per round trip for any passenger who wants a basic ticket that includes checking baggage or changing the reservation later on. Currently the airline levies separate fees for those and other extras for everyone except premium passengers.

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American said Wednesday that the options will be sold only on AA.com, the airline's website, for travel in the contiguous 48 states.

"These travel options are another example of how we're building toward a new, innovative and more modern airline," said Rob Friedman, American Airlines' vice president of marketing, in a statement on Wednesday.

It's calling the new fare levels "Choice," "Choice Essential" and "Choice Plus."

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