Continental Airlines (NYSE: CAL) today announced a new checked bag policy as a measure to help defray rising fuel costs.
Houston – Customers who purchase economy-class tickets with certain fare types, and are not Elite members of Continental’s OnePass frequent flier program, may check one bag at no charge and a second bag for a $25 service fee.
Continental’s premium travelers in economy class — Elite OnePass members, SkyTeam Elite and Elite Plus members, Continental Airlines Presidential Plus credit card holders and non-Elite customers who purchase certain fare types — may check two bags at no charge.
Checked bags must meet weight and size restrictions or will be subject to additional fees.
The policy will apply immediately for destinations within the U.S., Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Canada for travel commencing on or after May 5, 2008.
There is no change in the checked bag policy for customers traveling in first class and BusinessFirst.
Complete details of Continental’s baggage policies are available at continental.com.