Checked baggage fees on domestic flights for International travelers?
April 23, 2010 5:52 PM Subscribe
Do International travelers have to pay checked baggage fees for domestic flights within the United States?
posted by crossoverman to Travel & Transportation (10 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
A colleague of mine was in the US and Canada recently and she claims that most (all?) of the checked baggage fees were waived on the domestic flights during her trip - as long as proof could be provided of international flights on a current itinerary.
I'm not seeing any such policy listed on any airline websites and I'm wondering if she was just able to talk her way out of the fees, since I don't think she'd lie about this.
I guess the presumption is that International travelers are always going to have checked baggage, whereas the fee is mostly there to encourage locals to only have carry on?
I'm flying with Delta, US Airlines and Continental within the States on my upcoming trip, if that helps. Maybe different airlines have different policies regarding this?