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Kimpton Already Offering Guests Cash Back for Checked Baggage Fees

May 23, 2008 at 11:58 AM | by | ()

Looks like the Loews Hotel group was beat to the punch with the checked baggage fees promotion which they announced yesterday.

The consistent do-gooder of the hotel world, Kimpton Hotels started offering guests cash back for their checked baggage fees on May 22 in a new service called the "We Got Your Bag" program.

Beginning May 22 through Sept. 9, guests need simply to show proof of an additional airline baggage charge upon check in at any one of Kimpton's 43 hotels in the U.S. and Canada, and a room credit will be issued in that amount, up to $25, offsetting the pass-along cost to air travelers.  Some restrictions apply.

Interestingly, the hotel group made the announcement on April 23, a full month before American Airlines decided to stick passengers with a $15 for the first checked bag ($25 for the second.) This is because they were trying to relieve customers who had to check a second bag and were dinged with the fees. Now it applies to all of us who check a bag.

Know of another hotel offering cash back for checked airline baggage? Let us know.

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