United Airlines has partnered with baggage transportation company BagsVIP to provide the a same-day baggage delivery solution, which is currently available to passengers flying from any location in the US and arriving at airports Orlando, Los Angeles, Houston, Honolulu, Chicago and Boston. The Chicago-based airline plans to implement the service to 190 domestic airports in the next few months.
Luggage can be transported to within a 100-mile radius of the airports for an additional charge, while the standard courier service is offered for between $29.95 for one bag and $49.95 for three to eight bags delivered to within 40 miles. BagsVIP promises to deliver baggage to the designated location within four to six hours after the flight’s arrival, depending on the location’s distance from the airport.
Tom O’Toole, Senior Vice President Marketing and Loyalty, United Airlines, said: “United’s new baggage delivery service offers an alternative for travellers who prefer the convenience of having their checked bags delivered directly to their homes, offices or hotels. Our customers have told us this type of option adds value to their travel experience.”