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User currently offlinePHXMKEflyer From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 290 posts, RR: 0
Posted (5 years 10 months 3 hours ago) and read 1821 times:

So I can get this straight once and for all and since they have been changed so much recently, what are the airlines checked bag fees? I know some are now charging for the first bag(AA), some for the second bag(UA), and some for the third bag(WN).

Any input/clarification is greatly appreciated!

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User currently offlineDeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8867 posts, RR: 12
Reply 1, posted (5 years 10 months 3 hours ago) and read 1797 times:

No Free Bags:

-American (elites, F/J/full Y pax get 2 free bags)
-United (elites/F/J passengers get 2 free bags; Premier Exec, 1K members get 3 bags under rules for Star Gold passengers)
-US Airways (elites/F/J get 2 free bags; Gold/Plat/Chairmen's get 3 bags under rules for Star Gold)

One Free Checked Bag
-Continental (elites/full Y pax get 2 free bags; F/J pax get 3 free bags)
-Delta (elites/F/J pax get 3 free bags)
-Northwest (elites/full Y pax get 2 free bags; F/J pax get 3 free bags)
-Alaska (MVP Gold, First Class gets 2 bags, passengers on intrastate travel in Alaska get 3 free bags, passengers to GDL/MEX get 2 free bags)
-Hawaiian (F/elites get 2 bags)
-AirTran (everyone gets 1, including J/elite pax)

Two Free Checked Bags
-Southwest


User currently offlineUalflyer From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 58 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (5 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1734 times:

What about JetBlue? I thought that they are charging for the 2nd but i don't remember.

User currently offlineUN_B732 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 4289 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (5 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1730 times:

JetBlue is charging for the second, $20.


What now?
User currently offlineN917ME From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 726 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (5 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1683 times:

Midwest is charging for the second bag

User currently offlineA380US From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 2358 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (5 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1646 times:

AA also and I think some others dont carge if you continue international.


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User currently offlineDeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8867 posts, RR: 12
Reply 6, posted (5 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1617 times:



Quoting A380US (Reply 5):
AA also and I think some others dont carge if you continue international.

I believe the fees are waived for most carriers if you are traveling internationally. Also, passengers with military orders often get the fees waived as well.


User currently offlineLincoln From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 3887 posts, RR: 8
Reply 7, posted (5 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1619 times:



Quoting DeltAirlines (Reply 1):
Continental (elites/full Y pax get 2 free bags; F/J pax get 3 free bags)

I am so freaking confused by all of this bag talk -- with CO Elites/Full Y used to get 2 free at up to 70 lbs each (where non-elite/non-Y economy got 2 free at up to 50 lbs each) -- is it still 2 free up to 70 or is it now 2 free up to 50? (This matters to me because I'm an Elite that travels for business on full Y fares and my "tool" bag is consistently about 52-55 pounds)

I tried reading the ticket jacket waiting for a flight home from a convention on Thursday(no tool bag) but it still had the "old" rules in it.

Lincoln



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User currently offlineFedExFlyerPHL From United States of America, joined May 2008, 172 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (5 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1594 times:

And what exactly are the rules? I'm flying from PHL-MHT-PHL on US in August. From what I gather, since I booked the flight prior to the July 9th date, I can check a bag without the $15 charge. Is this correct?

Jeff



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User currently offlineDeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8867 posts, RR: 12
Reply 9, posted (5 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1566 times:



Quoting Lincoln (Reply 7):
I am so freaking confused by all of this bag talk -- with CO Elites/Full Y used to get 2 free at up to 70 lbs each (where non-elite/non-Y economy got 2 free at up to 50 lbs each) -- is it still 2 free up to 70 or is it now 2 free up to 50? (This matters to me because I'm an Elite that travels for business on full Y fares and my "tool" bag is consistently about 52-55 pounds)

I tried reading the ticket jacket waiting for a flight home from a convention on Thursday(no tool bag) but it still had the "old" rules in it.

Lincoln

CO Elites get 2 bags, 70 lbs per bag; first/BusinessFirst customers get 3 bags at 70 lbs per bag.

Thus, you shouldn't have any problems with a 50-55 lb bag.

Quoting FedExFlyerPHL (Reply 8):
And what exactly are the rules? I'm flying from PHL-MHT-PHL on US in August. From what I gather, since I booked the flight prior to the July 9th date, I can check a bag without the $15 charge. Is this correct?

Correct - the only fee that might apply is if you wanted to check a second bag. One bag is fine though.


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