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United abruptly lowers bag allowances for biz class flyers, adds hefty penalty fees

Excerpt from Australian Business Traveller

Feb 18, 2013 1:32 am

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While Star Alliance Gold cardholders and frequent flyers will still receive a third bag, those without status are sure to be frustrated with United’s lack of notice.

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United Airlines is cutting baggage allowances with immediate effect for business and first class passengers across its network. Business class passengers’ luggage limit is now two bags of 32 kg each, down from three bags.

The airline is now charging business class passengers a sky-high extra baggage fee — $200 for Australia-US flights — for third and subsequent bags, on all tickets purchased after 14 February.

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