[Yak] Five airlines now charge for second bag
prattsh at yahoo.com
Tue Apr 22 07:41:23 CDT 2008
In addition, you can try to fly on other airlines that are part of the same network and not only earn points on your preferred airline by inputting their FF number but also usually get better baggage, boarding & seating (if avail) benefits. United also tracks so-called elite qualifying segments (EQS) in addition to FF miles that can be used to nominate another person as an associate member with elite status so they, too, can get better baggage, boarding & seating benefits, even when they travel on their own. Not sure if the other airlines offer this, but it may be worth looking into.
We, too, are not affiliated with United but given a choice will always fly with them (or their network partners) in order to get the benefits.
Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2008 18:14:15 -0500
From: "Dean Wisleder"
Subject: RE: [Yak] Five airlines now charge for second bag
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If you are a frequent flyer and can use the same airline for most if not all of your
travel, here is a way that might help you avoid being charged for a second bag.
Join the airline's frequent flyer program and always be sure to include your freq
flyer number when you book your flights. For several years, I have flown about once
a month on United. This has put me in a favored status that lets me board ahead of
other economy fare passengers and lets me sit in the "plus" seats with more leg room
at no extra cost. At least for now, it also means I am not charged for the second
checked bag when I take a Bike Friday along.
I don't work for United and have no special interest in that airline. It just
happens to be my best option from Springfield, IL which is only served by two
carriers. I don't know what is possible with any other airline.
AG SRD tikit
prattsh at yahoo.com
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