If you are flying United Airlines and need to check heavy baggage, there is a good chance that you are going to be charged an overweight fee. Of course, this depends mainly on the weight of the luggage you are checking and your flying status.
Generally speaking, if you are flying as a normal passenger you can check one bag, up to 50 pounds, free of charge. If you belong to one of United’s frequent flying programs, such as Star Alliance Gold or Premier Associate, you will be able to check a heavier bag, up to 100 pounds, without being charged an additional fee.
United does charge if you need to check heavy baggage. The company refers to this as an overweight baggage fee. Unless you belong to one of United’s many flying programs, your bag may not exceed 50 pounds. If it does, a fee of $125 will be assessed.
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