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United Airlines overweight luggage

Question

Does anybody have experience with overweight luggage with United Airlines at Brussels Airport? Are they very strict if you have let's say 5 kg more than allowed to check in? And how much do they charge? The website is silent about this issue.

Answer
wpbreps Sep 8, 2015 18:35

Extremely strict!

If you're over 0.1, you will be asked to take out materials from your luggage or pay the excess fees. From the US to Belgium is 100 dollars per extra bag. Not sure if they convert that to Euros when flying to the USA and apply the exchange rate, or if they just make it 100 euros.

You can find detailed destination info here:
https://www.united.com/CMS/en-US/travel/Pages/CheckedBaggage.aspx

click on any flights, or login, if you want.

Answer
Newstart77 Sep 8, 2015 19:11

Ok, but how much do they charge per kg overweight? Or would I have to pay 100 dollars right away if my luggage is more than 23kg?

Answer
wpbreps Sep 8, 2015 19:34

Yes, is a flat fee. If you're over 0.1, 100 dollars right away.

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wpbreps Sep 8, 2015 19:43

By the way, the only thing United is not so strict about is luggage size. My luggage was way bigger than their biggest allowed luggage and I wasn't charged for that. But like I said, if you're over any amount by the allowed weight, then that's considered an additional luggage and 100 bucks right away.
More info on luggage size, which I found out is not strictly enforced as the additional weight.

https://www.united.com/CMS/en-US/travel/Pages/BaggageExcess.aspx

Answer
sparkles Sep 9, 2015 11:34

My experience is that overweight is $200 extra vs an extra bag that is not overweight is only $100. Better to have two bags than an overweight bag. Believe me, I have a lot of experience with United and baggage. I finally wised up and now take the bare minimum so that my bag is never overweight.

Answer
Newstart77 Sep 15, 2015 12:20

Thanks all for the advice, but it turned out that they are not that strict at Brussels Airport. My suitcase was 23,8 kg and I didn't have to pay!

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