United Airlines have announced a new checked bag policy, that may encourage you to travel light.
United airlines will allow customers, who purchase non-refundable domestic economy tickets, to check one bag for free and a second bag for a 25-dollar fee. Customers who are frequent fliers and reach a certain status in the carrier's loyalty programs will continue to be able to check two bags for free.
The new checked bag policy is scheduled to go into effect beginning May 5th for continental U.S. travel and flights to and from Canada, San Juan, Puerto Rico and St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands.
United, one of the nation's largest international carriers, expects the change to generate more that 100-million dollars a year in cost savings and new revenue.
The change will enable the airline to continue to offer competitive fares, while tailoring services to what customers want and are willing to pay for, according to United.