Last August, American Airlines launched door-to-door baggage delivery service, and now United Airlines launched the same. The new service enables customers to have their checked bags delivered directly to their final destinations – within 100 miles of their arrival airports – and skip baggage claim upon arrival.
Bags are delivered by BagsVIP and will initially be available to customers departing from any domestic airport and arriving in Boston, Chicago, Honolulu, Houston, Los Angeles and Orlando. The airline plans to expand the service to more than 190 domestic airports in the coming months.
Standard rates for bag delivery within a 40-mile radius are as follows:
1 bag – $29.95
2 bags – $39.95
3-8 bags – $49.95
Delivery is available up to a 100-mile radius for an additional charge that varies by distance. Delivery pricing is in addition to any standard checked-bag charges that might otherwise apply.
Update: Feb 28, 2013
Baggage Delivery by BagsVIP is now available to customers departing from any domestic airport and arriving in 36 cities across United States: Albuquerque, Aspen, Austin, Boston, Bozeman, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas-Fort Worth, Denver, Ft. Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Honolulu, Houston, Jackson Hole, Los Angeles, Miami, Montrose, New Orleans, New York/Newark, Orange County (CA), Orlando, Palm Beach, Palm Springs (CA), Phoenix, Portland, Reno-Tahoe, Salt Lake City, San Antonio, San Diego, San Francisco, Sarasota, Seattle, Tampa International, Vail-Eagle County, Washington/Dulles and Washington/National.
The airline plans to expand the service to more than 190 domestic airports.