Sunwing Adds 1st Bag Fee For Domestic, U.S. Routes – Other Baggage Changes
Sunwing Airlines is
adding a service charge of $26.25, taxes in, per direction, for the 1st
checked bag on domestic services and flights to the U.S.
Pax can save a few
dollars by prepaying up to 48 hr. in advance for $21.00. The new policy is now
For the fee, pax will
be able to check a bag weighing up to 23 kg (50 lbs). The current free checked
bag can only weigh up to 20 kg (44 lbs).
As well, effective for
new bookings departing 05JAN onwards, the inflight service on domestic and U.S.
routes will become a buy on board menu with a selection of meal, snack and
In some good news, on
all services to Mexico, the Caribbean and Central America, along with Florida
cruise packages, Sunwing Airlines is increasing its complimentary checked
baggage allowance per passenger from 20 kg (44 lbs) to 23 kg (50 lbs) for
travel as of 01NOV. The enhanced 23 kg baggage allowance applies to the 1st
piece of checked luggage only.
The airline also says
it has simplified its excess baggage policy by introducing a flat fee for
overweight and oversize items, rather than the current sliding scale.
For the 1st
time, Sunwing will also allow pax to check a 2nd bag, if desired,
for a fee of $36.75 (or $31.50 if prepaid up to 48 hr. in advance) per
direction, including all taxes.
“We believe that this
increase in our complimentary checked baggage allowance is great news for
customers as it allows them extra flexibility when packing for their vacation,”
says Sunwing Airlines President Mark Williams. “Our experience tells us that
the majority of travellers do prefer the convenience of travelling with just
one suitcase, so increasing the complimentary checked baggage allowance for the
1st checked piece of luggage is sure to be popular with our
passengers, especially for families travelling with young children who often
have more to pack.”