DTWAGENT
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Question For USAirways Baggage?

Sat Aug 12, 2006 11:03 pm

Hi everyone. We are going to be leaving for GLA this afternoon. I need to know if USAirways has lifted their baggage weigh restrictutions? My wife said she heard on the news that airlines are doing that bacuase of the no carry on bag rule.
Any help would be great.

Thank you
Chuck
 
Cactus739
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RE: Question For USAirways Baggage?

Sat Aug 12, 2006 11:58 pm

Here's a wild and crazy idea.....

have you considered asking US Airways?

Crazy I know, but a good source of info.
You can't fix stupid.... - Ron White
 
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RE: Question For USAirways Baggage?

Sun Aug 13, 2006 12:08 am

You could do a little research on your own and check US Airways website.

The answer is there.

I found it.

Took 13 seconds.

Go me.
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RE: Question For USAirways Baggage?

Sun Aug 13, 2006 1:46 am

I found what it has been saying all along. And yes I have check with USAirways and their web sight.

I need to know if they are allowing more then 50 lbs per check bag with out charge. That is what the News in this are is say. They are saying that all airlines are not charging for over weight baggage bacuase of the new restrictions.

Chuck
 
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RE: Question For USAirways Baggage?

Sun Aug 13, 2006 1:56 am

Quoting Cactus739 (Reply 2):
You could do a little research on your own and check US Airways website.

The answer is there.

BA and TSA said laptops were ok yesterday from US to UK

Today they were not.

Nobody is giving straight answers.
 
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RE: Question For USAirways Baggage?

Sun Aug 13, 2006 2:16 am

Quoting DTWAGENT (Thread starter):
Hi everyone. We are going to be leaving for GLA this afternoon. I need to know if USAirways has lifted their baggage weigh restrictutions? My wife said she heard on the news that airlines are doing that bacuase of the no carry on bag rule.
Any help would be great.



Quoting DTWAGENT (Reply 3):
I found what it has been saying all along. And yes I have check with USAirways and their web sight.

I need to know if they are allowing more then 50 lbs per check bag with out charge. That is what the News in this are is say. They are saying that all airlines are not charging for over weight baggage bacuase of the new restrictions.

There is a press release on US Airways' website that answers your questions:

US Airways Information Regarding Baggage and Ticket Policies for Customers Affected by United Kingdom Security Changes

TEMPE, Ariz., Aug. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- US Airways (NYSE: LCC) has temporarily amended its ticket and baggage policies for customers affected by the United Kingdom security changes. The excess baggage fees will be waived for customers who are departing to or traveling from the United Kingdom (UK).

US Airways offers the following revised policies, which apply to all customers flying Aug. 10 through Sept. 1, 2006 with tickets purchased on or before Aug. 9 for travel between the following United Kingdom airports, Manchester, Glasgow, London Gatwick and U.S. airports on any US Airways or US Airways code share flight.

1. Passengers currently enroute who would like to make one change to
their return trip, rules and restrictions regarding standard change
fees, advance purchases, day or time applications, blackouts and
minimum or maximum stay requirements have been waived. Origin and
destination cities must remain the same. Reservations must be changed
prior to midnight of the ticketed travel date.

2. For passengers who have not yet begun their travel, one change to
their travel plans may be made without change fees or advance purchase
requirements for the same itinerary. Reservations must be changed
prior to midnight of the ticketed travel date.

3. Passengers may change their destination OR cancel their reservation,
however, all change fees and fare rules will apply if the reservation
has not been changed prior to midnight of the ticketed travel date.

4. Passengers traveling on a Dividend Miles award who request to cancel
their travel plans will receive a refund of the miles to the
applicable account with no reinstatement fee, OR allow for a change of
destination in correct redemption inventory.

For assistance with changing your travel plans contact reservations at 1-800-428-4322 within the United States or Canada. If you are calling from outside the United States or Canada, please go to http://www.usairways.com/awa/content/contact/reservations.aspx for international reservations contact information.

Additionally, US Airways is advising all passengers to arrive at the airport two hours before departure time for domestic flights and three hours before departure time for international flights.

For travel to/from the UK

Effective immediately all cabin baggage must be processed as checked baggage and carried in the hold of all passenger aircraft departing from or connecting through airports in the UK. This policy also applies to any aircraft departing the United States traveling to the UK.

The following measures apply to all passengers starting their journey at a UK airport and to those transferring between flights at a UK airport and from anywhere connecting in the US to the UK.

Nothing may be carried in passengers' pockets. Passengers may only take the following items through the airport security checkpoint, in a single (ideally transparent) plastic carrier bag:

* Pocket size wallets and pocket size purses plus contents (money, credit cards, identity cards, etc. but not handbags)
* Travel documents essential for the journey (passports and travel tickets)
* Prescription medicines and medical items sufficient and essential for the flight (a diabetic kit for example), except in liquid form unless verified as authentic.
* Eyeglasses and sunglasses, without cases
* Contact lens holders, without bottles of solution
* Female sanitary items sufficient and essential for the flight, if unboxed
* Tissues (unboxed) and/or handkerchiefs
* Keys (but no electrical key fobs)

For all flights:

NO LIQUIDS OR GELS OF ANY KIND WILL BE PERMITTED IN CARRY-ON BAGGAGE. ITEMS MUST BE IN CHECKED BAGGAGE. This includes all beverages, shampoo, suntan lotion, creams, tooth paste, hair gel, and other items of similar consistency.

Exception: Baby formula, breast milk, or juice if a baby or small child is traveling; prescription medicine with a name that matches the passenger's ticket; and insulin and essential other non-prescription medicines

* Beverages purchased in the sterile area must be consumed before boarding because they will not be permitted onboard the aircraft.

US Airways will continue to monitor the situation and adjust ticketing policies as needed. This press release and additional information on US Airways can be found at www.usairways.com.


Quoting Cactus739 (Reply 2):
You could do a little research on your own and check US Airways website.

The answer is there.

I found it.

Took 13 seconds.

Go me.

Only took me 8 seconds.  Silly
I'm the expert on here on two things, neither of which I care about much anymore.
 
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RE: Question For USAirways Baggage?

Sun Aug 13, 2006 2:18 am

US is relaxing the rules reguading over weight and excess baggage charges. I work for TSA at PHL and we were told on thursday by a US supervisor to let the passengers they can check an extra bag at no charge and the local news interviewed a US spokeman who said over weight bags were being accepted at no extra charge.