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US airways transatlantic/domestic baggage charges

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US airways transatlantic/domestic baggage charges

Hi,

I am travelling from Manchester UK to San Francisco with a two hour change over at Philadelphia and I'm confused about US Airways baggage charges.

I realise transatlantic flights, first bag is free. But will I be charged 25 dollars when I arrive in Philadelphia to get on my flight to San Francisco?

And what about on the way back (I'm going Vegas to Philadelphia and then Philadelphia to Manchester UK)

Thanks :)

Georgia

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1. Re: US airways transatlantic/domestic baggage charges

As long as all the flights are on one ticket you will be subject to the international baggage rules for all the flights. That means first bag free.

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2. Re: US airways transatlantic/domestic baggage charges

Assume this is all one booking? if correct then NO, US Airways will give you the same 23kgs luggage allowance free of charge as they do for your international flights

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3. Re: US airways transatlantic/domestic baggage charges

If you are on one ticket on the same airline then you are basically flying from Manchester to SFO with a stop and while you do have to collect your bags in Philly you can drop if off just after customs as the bag will be tagged SFO and you won't have to pay

If your return is via Philly just as a layover for a connection it will still be treated as an international flight and the same international baggage rules will apply . You won't see your bag until you arrive in your home city

Edited: 11 January 2014, 11:08
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4. Re: US airways transatlantic/domestic baggage charges

Thank you for your help and the quick response everyone, that's great :) they are all on the same ticket.

Georgia

Edited: 11 January 2014, 11:27
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5. Re: US airways transatlantic/domestic baggage charges

S.O.P. on all airlines I've flown on. If you had to overnight at the port of entry, you'd likely have to pay the domestic baggage charge (we did flying from GRU to ONT with an overnight at ATL).

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6. Re: US airways transatlantic/domestic baggage charges

Sutter-no always so flew UAL LHR-IAD-LAX with an overnight stay before flying onto CLD in the morning and there was no extra charge

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7. Re: US airways transatlantic/domestic baggage charges

I would be more concerned at the 2 hours window to clear Customs and Immigration in Philadelphia. I would never allow anything less than 3 hours connecting international to domestic (unless pre-cleared).

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