American Airlines announces new baggage charge for travellers
Chicago: American Airlines` passengers
travelling between locations in Europe, India and the US will
soon have to pay 50 dollars (about Rs 2,400) to check-in their
second baggage under the airlines` revised baggage policy.
The revised policy takes effect for tickets purchased on
or after September 14, 2009. The changes apply to
transatlantic travellers on flights operated by American
Airlines for travel to, from or through India, as well as
European countries of Belgium, England, France, Germany,
Ireland, Italy, Spain and Switzerland, an AA statement said
The Texas-headquartered carrier said customers who
purchase certain economy class tickets on or after the
effective date would be able to check one bag for free and pay
50 dollars for a second checked bag.
The revised baggage policy would be applicable for
customers travelling between certain locations in Europe,
India and the US, including territories such as Puerto Rico
and the US Virgin Islands.
However, passengers booked in first and business class
cabins, as well as those who purchase full-fare tickets in the
economy class cabins would not be required to pay any checked
bag charge, the Airlines said.
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