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Another baggage fee from Alaska Airlines

Alaska After finally getting the kids to the door of an airplane, you have extra carry-ons end of the ramp for a gate-check. That'll cost you.

Alaska Airlines will impose a fee to gate-check oversize luggage. Their website says the charge will be "$25 per piece and tagged for delivery to baggage claim at your destination."

Seattle-based Alaska Airlines, and most others, previously gate-checked items for no extra charge.

Passengers will pay for gate-checking a carry-on bag that exceeds the regulation size, which is 10 by 17 by 24 inches. The new fee is $5 higher than its $20 checked-bag fee, so you might as well check all the other stuff you're shlepping on vacation.

By LINDA THOMAS

AP Photo/David J. Phillip

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