stevev1000
Posts: 10
Joined: Thu Feb 15, 2007 3:44 am

Checked Bags On UAL Question

Wed Aug 08, 2007 2:12 am

So the other day I was flying standby from AUS to Bur thru Denver on UAL. The gate agent told me that if I checked my bags they would go on the earlier standby flt even if I did not get one that flt. I was able to get on an earlier flt from AUS to DEN but in DEN I could not get on a flt for 5 hrs. When I finally got into Burbank my bags were on the last flt of the day( my normal flt).

So I understand I am stupid for checking a bag while try to do standby.

What I want to know is what is really supposed to happen to my bags. Should they have only been placed on my normally ticked flts even though I flew standby? If so why do they let you check bags if you flying standby? Also isnt there some rule post 9/11 that says only checked bags are allowed for boarded passengers?


Oh I have to say the UAL baggage guy in Burbank was very cool and has helped me out a few times. One reason why I love that airport slower pace nicer less hurried people.
 
platinumfoota
Posts: 210
Joined: Wed Jan 18, 2006 10:39 am

RE: Checked Bags On UAL Question

Wed Aug 08, 2007 2:25 am

The rule that a passenger must fly with checked bags on board only applies to international flights. Most of the times your bag will be placed on the flight that is on the bag tag, although sometimes your bags are forwarded on earlier flights if they are city bags. Most of the time i check in bags when flying standby they are forwarded and are sitting at the airport when i get there, never had an issue with my bags, but from experience i dont check in bags just because it saves me alot of time when i check in and getting my bags from the claim area.
Never forget United 93

Popular Searches On Airliners.net

Top Photos of Last:   24 Hours  •  48 Hours  •  7 Days  •  30 Days  •  180 Days  •  365 Days  •  All Time

Military Aircraft Every type from fighters to helicopters from air forces around the globe

Classic Airliners Props and jets from the good old days

Flight Decks Views from inside the cockpit

Aircraft Cabins Passenger cabin shots showing seat arrangements as well as cargo aircraft interior

Cargo Aircraft Pictures of great freighter aircraft

Government Aircraft Aircraft flying government officials

Helicopters Our large helicopter section. Both military and civil versions

Blimps / Airships Everything from the Goodyear blimp to the Zeppelin

Night Photos Beautiful shots taken while the sun is below the horizon

Accidents Accident, incident and crash related photos

Air to Air Photos taken by airborne photographers of airborne aircraft

Special Paint Schemes Aircraft painted in beautiful and original liveries

Airport Overviews Airport overviews from the air or ground

Tails and Winglets Tail and Winglet closeups with beautiful airline logos