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Old 07-15-2009, 08:17 AM
 
Location: Lancaster County, PA
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It's been three years since I last flew so please bear with me. Does the check-in baggage fee apply to the traveler only twice for a round trip? Do you have to pay the fee for each airplane you travel on? We'll on five different airplanes for the round trip to Wyoming (same airline) and we're hoping we don't have to pay the $20.00 for each plane ride.

Also, we don't have to worry about our bags during layovers, do we? Once we check them at the first airport they should be tagged for our final destination and then we claim them there, correct?

Thanks for the help.
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Old 07-15-2009, 08:29 AM
 
Location: Airports all over the world
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The baggage fee is one way. You will have to pay the fee again for the return trip. If all the legs of the flight are on the same airline the bag fee will be good all the way to the destination. If you were to have a connection to a different airline then you could get stuck paying each airlines bag fee. If your bags are checked to the final destination you do not have to worry about them during the layovers.
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Old 07-15-2009, 10:22 AM
 
Location: Lancaster County, PA
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The baggage fee is one way. You will have to pay the fee again for the return trip. If all the legs of the flight are on the same airline the bag fee will be good all the way to the destination. If you were to have a connection to a different airline then you could get stuck paying each airlines bag fee. If your bags are checked to the final destination you do not have to worry about them during the layovers.
Thank you very much. Fortunately, I am on United for the whole trip. I almost booked a flight that would have required that we switch for the trip from Denver to Casper.
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Old 07-18-2009, 10:16 PM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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To my knowledge, you should only have to pay that fee once when you check in, no matter how many planes you get on.
Also, you shouldn't have to worry about your bags during a layover. If it's all the same airline, everything should follow. It's when you change airlines that things get crappy!! (and you'd have to pay separate fees, re-check bags, etc-don't do it if you can help it!)



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It's been three years since I last flew so please bear with me. Does the check-in baggage fee apply to the traveler only twice for a round trip? Do you have to pay the fee for each airplane you travel on? We'll on five different airplanes for the round trip to Wyoming (same airline) and we're hoping we don't have to pay the $20.00 for each plane ride.

Also, we don't have to worry about our bags during layovers, do we? Once we check them at the first airport they should be tagged for our final destination and then we claim them there, correct?

Thanks for the help.
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Old 07-19-2009, 09:56 PM
 
Location: Lancaster County, PA
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To my knowledge, you should only have to pay that fee once when you check in, no matter how many planes you get on.
Also, you shouldn't have to worry about your bags during a layover. If it's all the same airline, everything should follow. It's when you change airlines that things get crappy!! (and you'd have to pay separate fees, re-check bags, etc-don't do it if you can help it!)
Thank you!
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