United Premier Gold Status Loses Baggage Allowance

As of February 1st, United Premier Gold members will have a reduced domestic allowance of 2 bags of 70lbs each. For international travel, the allowance will remain at 3 pieces at 70lbs. each. The change is new, and has not been announced publicly to date.

From United’s website:

For all United Economy® tickets issued or re-issued before February 1, 2015, Premier Gold members are eligible for three complimentary checked bags at 70 pounds (32 kg) each. For United Economy tickets issued or re-issued on or after February 1, 2015, Premier Gold members are eligible for two complimentary checked bags at 70 pounds (32 kg) each for travel between the U.S., Canada, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. For travel to and from select international markets, Premier Gold members are eligible for three complimentary checked bags at 70 pounds (32 kg) each. To determine specific checked baggage service charges, please use the Baggage Calculator.

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