United Airlines has scrapped fees for second check-in baggage for all classes on all routes between the US and China and Hong Kong.
According to vice president of Atlantic and Pacific sales, Marcel Fuchs, the airline is “responding to valuable feedback from customers who are seeking added benefits when they travel to China and Hong Kong, particularly for leisure purposes”.
United allows economy class passengers as well as Premier Silver MileagePlus members to check in bags weighing less than 23kg each. Meanwhile business class passengers, MileagePlus Premier Gold, Premier Platinum and Premier 1K members, as well as Star Alliance Gold members travelling in first and business class can check-in bags weighing up to 32kg.
A charge of US$200 is applied to third and any subsequent checked-in bags, and typical oversized and overweight baggage fees still apply. A calculator for determining any accrued baggage charges can be found on United’s website.
United is also offering promotional fares on outbound flights to China and Hong Kong from the US from today until February 16, and from April 2 to June 10, 2018, which can be booked on the airline’s united.com/china and united.com/hongkong websites.
Despite this focus on the Greater China region, the airline has had to scale back its operations to the country in recent months, cutting both its Hangzhou and its Xian non-stop flights from San Francisco.