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United to Start Charging for 2nd BAG

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: India

Not sure if this has already been posted.

Here's another Shots at the little people.

A few folks complain maybe a year or 2 when the Airline Decrease the weight limit from 70lbs to 50lbs. THe main reason was for revenue generating but the excuse was the Baggage handlers, one of a suddent the airline became very humane toward their workers, but NOW

$25 for a second bag, NO MORE UNITED for me

IS THERE ANYBODY or agency watching these kind of gouging of the american people, it just show you how far LOBBYST money can go, so businesses can make any kind of crazy move and the Govt. or Consumer bureau, everybody just ZIP IT.

If you live far away, accross the country and you have things or gift to bring to your relatives or family, you'll feel the effect.

Gone but not Forgotten!

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Filed: Country: Vietnam (no flag)

Apparently International Flights are not effected.


CHICAGO (Reuters) - UAL Corp's United Airlines said Monday it will charge some passengers a fee to check more than one bag, a move that could generate $100 million annually as the carrier attempts to offset soaring fuel costs.


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The No. 2 U.S. airline said customers who purchase nonrefundable domestic economy tickets and do not have status in Mileage Plus or Star Alliance may check one bag for free and a second bag for a $25 service fee.

Previously, the cost to those customers of checking two bags was included in the fare. For all customers, the cost to check up to four more bags will be $100 per bag. Previously, the charges ranged from $85-$125 per bag.

The cost to check items that require special handling -- large, overweight or fragile items -- will now be either $100 or $200, depending on the item.

Major U.S. airlines, hoping to build on a recovery that began in 2006, have been experimenting with ways to boost revenue by charging for services and items that once were free. For example, most carriers now charge for meals that previously had been included in the ticket price.


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Experts have long predicted carriers would cut back on complimentary bag checks. Pressure on carriers to take such steps is mounting as oil prices, which are directly related to the price of jet fuel, hover near record highs.

UAL said that by charging for bag checks, the carrier will be able to keep its base fares lower and better compete with low-cost rivals.

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Canada

Any reason for a $$$$ grab!!! But on the other hand, oil has pretty much doubles since last yr at this time!!

Canadians Visiting the USA while undergoing the visa process, my free advice:

1) Always tell the TRUTH. never lie to the POE officer

2) Be confident in ur replies

3) keep ur response short and to the point, don't tell ur life story!!

4) look the POE officer in the eye when speaking to them. They are looking for people lieing and have been trained to find them!

5) Pack light! No job resumes with you

6) Bring ties to Canada (letter from employer when ur expected back at work, lease, etc etc)

7) Always be polite, being rude isn't going to get ya anywhere, and could make things worse!!

8) Have a plan in case u do get denied (be polite) It wont harm ur visa application if ur denied,that is if ur polite and didn't lie! Refer to #1

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