United Airlines Expands Baggage Delivery ServiceCHICAGO, Feb. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines has expanded its new baggage delivery option, enabling customers to skip baggage claim upon arrival and have their checked bags delivered directly to their final destinations â€“ within 100 miles of their arrival airports.
Baggage Delivery by BagsVIP is now available to customers departing from any domestic airport and arriving in 36 cities:
Salt Lake City
The airline plans to expand the service to more than 190 domestic airports.
**Following positive customer response after our first month, we*re pleased to expand our baggage delivery service to 30 additional cities,** said Scott Wilson, United*s vice president of merchandising and eCommerce. **Just in time for Spring Break, the service is now available for customers flying on 80 percent of United*s domestic flights.**
Standard rates for bag delivery within a 40-mile radius of the arrival airport are as follows:
1 bag $29.95
2 bags $39.95
3-8 bags $49.95
Delivery is available up to a 100-mile radius for an additional charge that varies by distance. Delivery pricing is in addition to any standard checked-bag charges that might otherwise apply.
Customers can order the service online, or by calling 1-877-847-0045.
Separately, United has begun offering Premier Access benefits for customers interested in speeding their way through the airports.
Customers may now purchase, where available, access to expedited check-in and security checkpoint lanes along with priority boarding, for prices beginning at $9 per segment.
United limits the number of customers who may purchase Premier Access benefits to ensure the benefits are available to the airline*s premier-level frequent flyers and eligible United MileagePlus credit cardmembers including MileagePlus Explorer and Club Visa cardmembers.
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