Travellers flying on United from the US to China will be able to checkin two bags without a fee.

United Airlines has announced it would eliminate bag fees on its flights between the North America and both China and Hong Kong. While passengers from China and Hong Kong can already get two free check bags, the same benefits will also now be extended for travellers from its US hubs.

While fees for a second bag has been lifted, oversized and overweight bags will still be charged.

“We are responding to valuable feedback from customers who are seeking added benefits when they travel to China and Hong Kong, particularly for leisure purposes,” United vice president Marcel Fuchs said in a statement. “By allowing a second checked bag at no additional fee, we aim to make the overall experience of traveling to China and Hong Kong easier for our customers.”

The move comes as the airline faces stiff competition from Asian based carriers for travel between China and the US, especially from the China such as Air China, China Southern Airlines, and China Eastern. United offers the most flights to China by a US-based airline, with flights from several hubs to the Chinese cities of Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu, and Hong Kong.


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