Continental Airlines has changed its checked
baggage policy for customers traveling between Europe and the
United States, including U.S. territories such as Puerto Rico and
the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Customers who purchase certain economy class tickets for travel on or after the effective date will be
able to check one bag for free and will pay $50 for a second
Customers checking in and pre-paying for bags
at continental.com receive a $5 discount.
The new policy
takes effect immediately for tickets purchased August 27, 2009 for
travel on or after September 15, 2009. The changes apply to
transatlantic travelers on all flights operated by
Continental Airlines between the United States and Europe.
The service fee will not apply to EliteAccess customers,
including those seated in First or BusinessFirst, OnePass
Elite and SkyTeam Elite members, customers traveling on full-fare economy (Y) class tickets, Continental Airlines
Presidential Plus primary cardmembers or military
personnel and their families traveling on official orders.
Checked bags must meet weight and size restrictions or will be
subject to additional fees.
Continental’s policy for
carry-on baggage remains unchanged.
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