How Often Does United Change Their Baggage Policy?

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    United Airlines made a pretty significant baggage policy change last year (which they characterized as bringing their policy in line with other Star partners, which was true) that denied the baggage allowance to Star Gold members that their own mid-high tier elites got. Big Initial Change – Gutting Star Alliance Allowances That meant that the Star Gold member no longer received 3 bags at up to 70lbs a piece (like United Gold, Platinum, 1K, and GS members receive). Instead, it went down to 2 bags at 50lbs a piece. Basically, it allows the Star Gold to bring one extra bag over the normal allotment that any other passenger gets. The cost savings? $100 for that extra bag (which is what a general member would have to pay if checking 2 bags). Not only for international trips, but even domestically Star Gold members were only allowed one bag – or the same amount that a general member with a United Airlines credit card was allowed. It also affected Star Alliance Silver... The post How Often Does United Change Their Baggage Policy? appeared first on Running with Miles.

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