United Airlines offers annual checked-bag subscription for $249

10/6/2009 | Bloomberg

United Airlines is offering a Premier Baggage service that allows passengers to check two pieces of luggage each time they fly for an annual cost of $249. The fee also covers the checked bags of up to eight companions if they have the same confirmation code. "It's money in the bank, and it will help them keep the loyalty of some customers," said Brett Snyder, who runs CrankyFlier.com. "If a person uses this once or twice, even if they find a cheaper flight next time on another airline, they're going to be more likely to pick United because they already bought this thing."

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