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Checked baggage fees are annoying and add up quickly on United, at $50 per roundtrip for each person. That’s why a lot of us sign up for the United Mileage Plus Explorer credit card which offers the first checked bag free for yourself and one other person traveling in the same reservation.
But the rules and reality aren’t always clear, and some of the most frequent questions we get are:
While the outcome is often ‘yes’ in practice, there is actually an easy way to double check whether United’s computer system recognizes that you will get the baggage fee waived. And it doesn’t involve dealing with an agent on the telephone or at the airport.
1. Look up your itinerary at United.com
2. Click on ‘View baggage service charges’
3. You should see a green ‘$0’ listed if the baggage fee waiver is properly applied. If it does, you’re good to go!
So what if it’s not showing up with the green $0?
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