US Airways Now To Charge For 2nd Checked Bag!!!

Well now that you can get easy flights to St. Kitts and Nevis via US Airways…it will now cost you more!!! Cheap $%^@##&*!  See the press release below from US Airways.

US Airways
February 26, 2008

Today, US Airways announced a change to our baggage policy. Beginning May 5, 2008, we’ll charge $25 for a second checked bag. The new fee applies to travel on or after May 5 for tickets purchased on or after February 26, 2008.

We’re making these changes to offset record fuel prices and rising airline related expenses. We simply must make changes to the way we do business to provide all of you with the high level of service that you’ve come to expect from US Airways. Also, we’re doing all we can to keep fares low. With this policy change, we’re able to give you the choice to avoid the fee and pack fewer items. With fewer bags to process, we save both money and fuel and can pass that savings on to you.

Dividend Miles Preferred members are exempt from the fee, and we’re also waiving the fee for:

Confirmed First Class and Envoy passengers
Passengers with Star Alliance Silver or Gold status
Active military personnel in uniform and with ID
Unaccompanied minors
Passengers checking personal assistive devices
Need more details?
We’ve put together a list of questions and answers with policy details and other information. Or, you can take a look at our baggage policies.

Thank you for supporting US Airways. We appreciate your business and look forward to serving you again soon.

1 thought on “US Airways Now To Charge For 2nd Checked Bag!!!”

  1. Typical price gouging by the airlines. I don’t know about you, but one bag is hardly enough for two weeks. It certainly leaves no room to bring back souveniers, which can’t be good for the island’s economy.

    Airline travel has become a pain in the backside. No wonder people don’t want to travel anymore.

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