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Representatives from network television, broadcasting and commercial filmmaking companies will be charged a flat service charge to check camera, film, and lighting and sound equipment. The items must be checked by the media representative and the charges are per item at the prices listed in the chart below. The discounted service charge applies for worldwide travel on flights marketed and operated by United, and is subject to seasonal and permanent baggage embargoes. For flights connecting to other airlines, baggage charges are subject to the connecting airline’s baggage policies.

Media checked bag service charges
  1st standard bag up to 50 lbs. and 62 linear inches 1st bag if bag exceeds 50 lbs. or 62 linear inches 2nd standard bag up to 50 lbs. and 62 linear inches 2nd bag if bag exceeds 50 lbs. or 62 linear inches 3rd - 25th bags up to 99.9 lbs. each
For travel within the U.S.* Standard checked bag service charges apply. $50 $35 $50 $50
For travel outside the U.S.* Standard checked bag service charges apply. $70 Standard checked bag service charges apply. $70 $70

* All charges are calculated on a one-way basis.

To obtain media checked bag service charge rates, media representatives should provide United airport check-in counter representatives with media credentials; company personnel identification for an entertainment, media or production company; or clearly identified media equipment cases labeled with company identification. If the media representative is unable to provide such verification, customers will be charged standard checked baggage service charges. Spouses and/or other companions, whether traveling in the same or separate reservation as the media personnel, are not eligible for the discount unless they present eligible media credentials.

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