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Caribbean Airlines baggage policy changes, carry-on and checked bags affected

Published:Tuesday | April 14, 2015 | 4:32 AMJanet Silvera, Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:

As of tomorrow, all passengers traveling on Caribbean Airlines will only be allowed one free carry-on and one free checked bag.

The carrier has warned that it will be enforcing its hand baggage policy and passengers not in compliance will be subjected to additional fees.

The new rules will affect passengers traveling between North America and the Caribbean and regionally.

According to the carrier, passengers will now be able to pay for up to three additional bags. Business Class, passengers, whose baggage weight have been increased, Premium Economy, Silver, Gold and Executive Gold members, are not affected by the change.

Customers who purchased their tickets before January 31st, passengers traveling to/from London in  economy, are still allowed two pieces and business class UK passengers three pieces, said the airline in a media release.

"Customers will enjoy the convenience of paying for their extra bags ahead of their travel date via our ticket offices and reservations call centres, or at their departure airport where our agents are equipped with smart hand held computers to ensure a quick seamless experience for credit card paying customers. Cash will also be accepted at the check-in counters," said the airline.

janet.silvera@gleanerjm.com