US Airways - New Carry-on Policy
Effective for travel February 1, 2009, and following:Carry-on bags may not exceed 45 in/115 cm (14 x 9 x 22 in or 36 x 23 x 56 cm).
Carry-on bags may not exceed 40 lbs/18 kg.
*For those traveling to or from Canada, the size limitation (45 in) for carry-on baggage will take effect on February 1, 2009, but the weight limitation (40 lbs) for carry-on baggage will not take effect until February 21, 2009.
Subject: United rescinds second bag fee increase
United Airlines has rescinded its second bag fee increase, which was planned to become effective Nov. 10, 2008 for tickets purchased on or after Sept. 16, 2008. Instead, United's second bag fee will remain at $25.
Subject: United increases second bag fee
Effective for tickets purchased on or after Sept. 16, 2008, United Airlines (UA) will increase the second checked bag fee from $25 to $50, each-way, for travel on or after Nov. 10, 2008. The fee applies to domestic Economy class tickets within United's domestic system within the 50 United States, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Canada, with the exceptions noted below. This charge is in addition to the $15 each-way first checked bag fee.
Exceptions to the new baggage fee include:
- Traveling in United First or United Business
- Global Services, Mileage Plus 1K, Premier Executive, Premier or Premier Associate members
- Star Alliance Gold or Silver members
- Active military personnel and/or a dependant with ID and traveling on orders
Subject: Frontier $15 First Bag Fee
Frontier announced that it will be charging customers $15 for a first checked bag, for travel commencing on or after 1 November 2008 booked from 13 September.
EarlyReturns Summit and Ascent members, AirTran Airways A+ Rewards Elite members travelling with Frontier Airlines and active-duty military personnel will all be exempt from charges for both first and second checked bags.
Frontier had previously introduced a $25 fee for second checked bags in June of 2008.
Subject: Continental $15 First Bag Fee
Continental announced that effective Oct. 7, 2008 there will be a $15 fee for the first checked bag for customers who purchase a ticket on or after Sep. 5, 2008 for travel within the 50 U.S., Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands and Canada.
Continental had previously implemented a $25 fee for customers checking a second bag when traveling on Economy fare tickets purchased on or after April 5, 2008 for travel within the 50 U.S., Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands and Canada.
The $25 fee also applies when traveling on Economy fare tickets purchased on or after May 8, 2008 between Mexico, Bahamas, Caribbean, Central and South America (excluding Brazil) and the 50 U.S., Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands and Canada.
Subject: Delta Doubles Second Bag Fee
Delta will double the fee for checking a second bag to $50, the changes will apply to customers who purchase a ticket on or after July 31 for travel on or after Aug. 5.
First Class, BusinessElite and Medallion customers will still be able to check up to three bags at no charge.
The fees for checking a third bag will increase from $80 to $125, for overweight bags (between 51 and 70 pounds) from $80 to $90 and for oversized (between 62 inches to 80 inches of the total of its length plus its width plus its height) bags from $125 to $150.
Subject: Delta Rebate on Baggage Fee
Delta will offer a rebate of its new $25 fee for checking a second bag to customers who purchased tickets from Delta prior to April 9 and traveled on or after May 5.
Customers requesting a rebate must complete a form at delta.com/bagfee. Rebates are limited to $25 per passenger, per flight.
Under Delta's contract of carriage, the baggage rules in effect on the date a passenger's travel begins are the rules that apply to that passenger's transportation. But Delta said it has made a one-time exception "in response to customer feedback and as a matter of goodwill" by offering rebates to passengers who bought tickets prior to the second-bag fee announcement.
Subject: US Airways $15 baggage fee
US Airways is the next airline to institute the $15 checked-bag fee. Customers who book economy class tickets for travel on or after July 9, 2008, will be charged $15 each way ($30 roundtrip) for the first checked bag. The new fee applies to customers traveling within the United States, to/from Canada, Latin America, and the Caribbean. US Airways' first bag fee is in addition to its previously announced $25 second bag fee ($50 roundtrip), which went into effect May 5, 2008. American Airlines and United Airlines also recently announced that they would begin charging customers $15 for a first checked bag.
Exceptions to the new baggage fee include: all Dividend Miles Preferred Members (Silver, Gold, Platinum and Chairman's Preferred), confirmed First Class and Envoy Class passengers at the time of check-in, and Star Alliance Silver and Gold Status members. The following customers will also be exempt from paying the fee: military personnel on active duty, unaccompanied minors and passengers checking assistive devices.
As part of US Airways' new in-flight "pay-for what-you-use" program, it will implement a $2 fee for all non-alcoholic beverages (including sodas, juices, bottled water and coffee) in its domestic coach cabins effective Aug. 1, 2008. Alcoholic beverages will also increase to $7 (currently $5). Complimentary beverages will continue to be served in domestic First Class, US Airways Shuttle flights, trans-Atlantic Envoy and trans-Atlantic economy class. Unaccompanied minors will also receive complimentary non-alcoholic beverages.