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- Most US airlines charge $30 or $35 each way for the first checked bag on domestic flights.
- Many airline credit cards offer a free checked bag as a benefit, and some include your companions.
- Some premium credit cards offer travel credits you can use toward airline checked bag fees.
- Read Insider’s guide to the best travel rewards credit cards.
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