The key to making this trip as hassle free as possible is to pack lightly.

Last summer, all of the major U.S airlines implemented a fee for checked baggage.  The airlines are allowing 1 carry-on bag and 2 checked bags per passenger.  Passengers are also allowed to carry-on 1 personal item, such as a purse or laptop bag.  The fee for checked baggage is $15.00 one way for the 1st bag and $25.00 one way for the 2nd bag.  This policy is in effect for flights to/from theUnited States, Canada, US Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico.  If you are comfortable with doing online check-in for your flight, most airlines will allow you to pay the baggage fee online, otherwise you can pay the fee when you check-in at the airport.

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  1. Paris@Big Cruiser
    [email protected] Cruiser says:

    We flew with United recently and when we booked online we werent charged for the checked luggage, but the site said that we would have to pay the $25/piece.
    I expected to be charged at the airport, but no one ever asked for the payment 🙂


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