Baggage allowance on award flights?

Old May 15, 19, 9:50 pm
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Baggage allowance on award flights?

I've got a couple EI award flights coming up in July (booked with United miles) flying on Stobart Air metal (DUB to EDI and return). Award tickets are for economy (booked at the "Saver" level, though I doubt that's in the mix).

What rule governs baggage allowance for these award flights?

On their website, this flight clearly falls under "Flights within Europe" but they have baggage allowances labeled S, M, L and XL (nothing conveniently labeled "award flights booked with partner points"). So which of these buckets do I fall into with an award ticket?

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Old May 15, 19, 11:17 pm
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1 20kg bag is the allowance for tickets booked with Avios.

Once you book an award flight you will get a pdf booking confirmation which will show the baggage allowance.

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Old May 16, 19, 9:53 am
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Originally Posted by nwflyboy View Post
What rule governs baggage allowance for these award flights?
Your luggage allowance will be as stated in the e-ticket/travel documents provided by the ticket issuer. Check the documentation you received from Mileage Plus.

While not applicable to your case, tickets issued using Avios appear as "Saver" on the Aer Lingus website/boarding passes, often with no mention of a checked baggage allowance, although the e-ticket and documentation provided by Avios shows an allowance of 1 20kg bag. Always carry your e-ticket and supporting documentation with you, as otherwise the check-in agent may interpret your "Saver" fare as requiring additional payment for your checked luggage, even if your e-ticket indicates you have a free baggage allowance.

If there is no indication of a checked baggage allowance, then you must assume that you will have to pay for any checked luggage.
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