United to Eliminate Second-Bag Fees on China, Hong Kong Flights
United Airlines will begin eliminating fees for a second checked bag on all flights between North America and China or Hong Kong starting Thursday, Jan. 18. Passengers traveling from those two destinations to the US already receive two free checked bags. Marcel Fuchs, a United vice president, said the new policy was in response to customer feedback and that allowing the second bag at no fee would make travel to those two destinations “easier for our customers.” Fees for oversize and overweight bags continue to apply. United claims to operate more nonstop flights to more cities in China than any other US carrier, with a total of 89 weekly flights and four Chinese destinations served, including Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu and Hong Kong.