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United Airlines Unveils Baggage Deliver Option


February 7, 2013



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The baggage service from United Airlines is available to passengers who are traveling within a 100 mile radius of the arrival airport.
United Airlines is now offering a baggage delivery service, enabling customers to have their checked bags delivered directly to their final destinations and allowing them to skip the baggage claim process upon their arrival.

Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) is one of only six airports in the United States to be chosen by United Airlines to feature the new service, along with Boston, Chicago, Honolulu, Los Angeles and Orlando.

The airline plans to expand the service to more than 190 domestic airports in the coming months.

"United's new baggage delivery service offers an alternative for travelers who prefer the convenience of having their checked bags delivered directly to their homes, offices or hotels," said Tom O'Toole, United's senior vice president of marketing and loyalty. "Our customers have told us this type of option adds value to their travel experience."

Bags are delivered to the customer by a company called BagsVIP and the service is available to customers who are traveling to a final destination within 100 miles of the arrival airport. IAH, which represents the largest hub operation for United Airlines, was an obvious choice for participation in the airline’s new program.

“This new service fits in perfectly with the customer-friendly philosophy that exists at George Bush Intercontinental Airport,” says IAH general manager Carl Newman. “We certainly share United’s commitment to making the travel process as seamless as possible and this affordable option fits in very well with that mindset.”

Standard rates for bag delivery within a 40-mile radius 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 directly from BagsVIP online, or by calling 1-877-847-0045. 
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