Contrary to conventional wisdom, I always check my bags when I fly.
To me, it is much easier than dragging a heavy suitcase through security and the rest of the airport.
US Airways Drops Checked Bag Fee for Cardholders
Starting tomorrow, holders of a U.S. Airways® Premier Dividend Miles® credit card, and up to four companions, will be able to check their first bag for free on domestic US Airways-operated flights.
That’s a $25 savings per bag each way, or $50 roundtrip.
Just remember to include your Dividend Miles number in your reservation.
If you and a companion check your bags on just one flight a year, this new benefit will more than offset the $89 annual fee on the U.S. Airways® Premier Dividend Miles® credit card.
US Airways also offers passengers a way to track their checked luggage.
To follow your bags from check-in to landing, use your bag tag number, or the confirmation code from your baggage claim ticket.