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UA Revises Checked Baggage Fees  
User currently offlinePlatinumfoota From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 556 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 3203 times:

UA will now charge $25 dollars per second bag to customers traveling on non refundable fares, refundable fares, government fares and Standard Award tickets in Economy class.
http://www.united.com/page/article/0...licy&pos=1&date=2008/04/03&time=14


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User currently offlineTranspac787 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 3214 posts, RR: 13
Reply 1, posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 3162 times:

Are nonrevs still exempt from the checked baggage fees?

User currently offlineCaribbean484 From Trinidad and Tobago, joined Jan 2007, 2638 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 3154 times:



Quoting Platinumfoota (Thread starter):
UA will now charge $25 dollars per second bag to customers traveling on non refundable fares, refundable fares, government fares and Standard Award tickets in Economy class.

Well there you go, all US airlines will now charge their customers for the second baggage. My question is why they don't also charge their international flights on the same charges?
The only legacy airline if not mistaken that has not done it is CO, yet!!



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User currently offlinePlatinumfoota From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 556 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 3144 times:



Quoting Transpac787 (Reply 1):
Are nonrevs still exempt from the checked baggage fees?

No this does not apply to non-revs, still 2 bags with a max of 50lbs.



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User currently offlineAtrude777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5694 posts, RR: 52
Reply 4, posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 3136 times:



Quoting Transpac787 (Reply 1):
Are nonrevs still exempt from the checked baggage fees?

Aww man, you non revs don't have to pay the checked bags fees?!

SWA we have to pay for any overweight bag or beyond 2 bags checked like a normal passenger.

Alex



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User currently offlineSomeone83 From Norway, joined Sep 2006, 3422 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 3110 times:



Quoting Caribbean484 (Reply 2):
Well there you go, all US airlines will now charge their customers for the second baggage. My question is why they don't also charge their international flights on the same charges?

Probably due to competition as the Asian and European carriers aren't doing it


User currently offline764 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 624 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 2982 times:



Quoting Caribbean484 (Reply 2):
My question is why they don't also charge their international flights on the same charges

Won't take them long. Remember when they reduced the weight limit from 70 to 50 lbs? That was also applied to domestic flights only and later on extended to all systemwide flights.


User currently offlineDurangoMac From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 730 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 2763 times:



Quoting Caribbean484 (Reply 2):
My question is why they don't also charge their international flights on the same charges?

Some country's laws require that airline allow more bags and/or heavier bags free of charge when traveling internationally.


User currently offlinePhelpsie87 From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 498 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 2653 times:



Quoting Atrude777 (Reply 4):
Aww man, you non revs don't have to pay the checked bags fees?!

SWA we have to pay for any overweight bag or beyond 2 bags checked like a normal passenger.

So...how are you different???

Quoting Platinumfoota (Reply 3):
Quoting Transpac787 (Reply 1):
Are nonrevs still exempt from the checked baggage fees?

No this does not apply to non-revs, still 2 bags with a max of 50lbs.



User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21544 posts, RR: 59
Reply 9, posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 2641 times:



Quoting Phelpsie87 (Reply 8):
So...how are you different???

Because WN used to allow 3 bags, but when they changed it in the last year, they changed it for everyone.



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User currently offlineElmoTheHobo From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 1545 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 2492 times:



Quoting Caribbean484 (Reply 2):
The only legacy airline if not mistaken that has not done it is CO, yet!!

American still doesn't charge for bags, though that may not last long - they've filed the paperwork to do it, though it only means they're considering it.

So that's two, Continental and American.


User currently offlineAtrude777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5694 posts, RR: 52
Reply 11, posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 2423 times:



Quoting Phelpsie87 (Reply 8):

So...how are you different???

If I understood Transpac right, non revs for United Airlines do NOT have to pay for baggage fees right? So we, as WN employees are different in the fact we would have to pay for any baggage fees non rev or paying passenger.

Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 9):


Because WN used to allow 3 bags, but when they changed it in the last year, they changed it for everyone.

I wasn't thinking that, but yes that did happen.

Alex



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User currently offlineNkops From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 2672 posts, RR: 6
Reply 12, posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 2340 times:



Quoting Transpac787 (Reply 1):
Are nonrevs still exempt from the checked baggage fees?



Quoting Platinumfoota (Reply 3):
No this does not apply to non-revs, still 2 bags with a max of 50lbs

Exempting your employees from bag charges... what a novel idea!!!
 Silly



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User currently offlinePhelpsie87 From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 498 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 2228 times:

Quoting Atrude777 (Reply 11):
If I understood Transpac right, non revs for United Airlines do NOT have to pay for baggage fees right?
Actually, we do NOT pay the SECOND BAG FEE of $25 that UA implementing. However, the other fees still apply, for example, overweight, oversized, 3rd checked bag. Sorry for my confusion above, as you can see now, we both have the same fees associated with non-revenue travel.

Edit-Spelling

[Edited 2008-04-04 12:31:29]

User currently offlineFlyOakland2IAH From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 64 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (6 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 2006 times:



Quoting ElmoTheHobo (Reply 10):
American still doesn't charge for bags, though that may not last long - they've filed the paperwork to do it, though it only means they're considering it.

So that's two, Continental and American.

You spoke to soon...
http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/headline/biz/5676311.html

So that just leave American, for how long?


User currently offlineUA772IAD From Australia, joined Jul 2004, 1730 posts, RR: 3
Reply 15, posted (6 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 1958 times:



Quoting Nkops (Reply 12):

Exempting your employees from bag charges... what a novel idea!!!

Why not? We non revs fly on space available bookings. Only on authorised company trips that require transport do we fly positive space booking. Why charge non-revs for checked luggage when there's a chance that we won't get on the flight. Often at US stations, we don't get our seat assignments until we're at the departure gate.


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