For $249 Annual Fee, United Will Waive Bag Charges

Fee covers two bags per flight, and up to 8 passengers booked at same time
By Will McCahill,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 5, 2009 9:32 PM CDT
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(Newser) – Fly United frequently, or planning to use the airline for the next couple family vacations? For a $249 annual fee, United will waive fees for your first two checked bags—and it covers up to eight people traveling on the same booking. With a $20 charge for the first bag and $30 for the second ($15 and $25 if you check in online), “Premier Baggage pays for itself after just a few trips,” an airline statement reads.