US Airways baggage fees are some of the most simple, straightforward, and reasonable to be found within the airline industry, especially in the light of tightened security enforcement procedures adopted since 9/11. Although affected by this tragedy along with every other airline and transportation authority in the nation, the airline has managed to avoid implementing draconian rules and regulations that would discourage poorer or less frequent travelers from using its services.
As of 2012, US Airways baggage fees are structured roughly as follows. Each passenger boarding a US Airways jet is permitted one carry on bag, and one personal item (briefcase, laptop bag, purse, medication supply kit, etc.). Devices which assist the passenger such as crutches, wheelchairs, or canes do not count as personal items and are thus not considered for fee leverage.
All carry on luggage which is brought onto the plane by the passenger must be able to fit into the overhead luggage compartment or, alternatively, under the seat directly in front of them. These baggage items must adhere to the following rules, in order not to be judged as excess luggage according to the standards imposed under US Airway Baggage Fees. The items must not exceed more than 45 in/115 cm by dimension, and must weigh less than 40lb/18 kg.
After these initial, free, baggage items are accounted for, the following US Airways Baggage Fees will apply. For passengers flying within the United States, Canada, or countries located in South America and Caribbean nations, your first bag will carry a fee of $25, the second, $35. Each additional item of luggage will cost $125 per unit.
If one is traveling with US Airways either to or from Europe, the first bag will be free. However, the second bag is subject to a fee of $55, and each additional bag will cost the passenger a cool $200. It’s definitely best to leave the bulk of one’s possessions safe at home!
If one is flying to Israel, the following US Airways Baggage Fees apply. The first and second bags can come aboard free of charge, but each additional item of luggage will cost $85 to board the airliner with.
Traveling to or from Brazil will result in a situation identical to that of flying to the Holy Land, as noted above. Your first and second bags are free. Each additional item of baggage will cost $85.
It should be pointed out that there are certain individuals who are exempt from the majority of these US Airways Baggage Fees. These individuals include those who purchased a US Airways ticket before February 1, 2011, and who are flying US Airways to or from the nation of Brazil. These individuals are allowed to bring 2 checked items of luggage aboard the airplane free of charge, provided that these items do not total above 70 lbs/32 kg in weight.
Other rules and restrictions concerning US Airways baggage fees may apply. It is advisable to check directly with the airline itself on their official website if you are in any doubt as to the status and application of current rules.