URGENT UPDATE Star Alliance Cuts Economy Baggage Allowance to 20kg

Written by Your VIPTRIP Team on July 6th, 2011

The Star Alliance member airlines wish to advise the following revisions to the Star Alliance fares effective for sales and ticketing on/after 14 JUL 2011.

Star Alliance Round the World / Circle Asia / Circle North Asia / Circle Pacific

·       The two piece baggage allowance no longer applies.  Instead a minimum allowance applies as follows.

–       Economy cabin 1 piece at 20kg

–       Business cabin 2 pieces at a combined weight of 30kg

–       First cabin 2 pieces at a combined weight of 40kg

·       Flight applications amendments, please refer to the fare sheets.

·       The Penalty clause now provides more information on how to deal with fares changes

–       If the first outbound sector is changed the fare for the new journey should be assessed based on the fare applicable at the time of reissue.

–       If the first flight coupon is not changed then the fare as per original ticket issued will be used.

·       Child/infant discounts are no longer available on sector upgrade surcharges to either Premium Economy or Business Class.

·       Circle North Asia fare no longer requires a minimum of one crossing between geographic areas.  Instead the fare only requires the journey to include travel to Japan, Korea and China

·       Circle Asia fare geographic regions have changed – China, Taiwan and Hong Kong are now defined as being within North Asia

·       Circle Asia advance purchase requirement no longer applies for travel commencing in SW Pacific

·       Circle Pacific fare no longer requires a minimum of one crossing between geographic areas.  Instead the fare only requires the journey to include travel to Asia, North America and SW Pacific

·       Circle Pacific fare now includes more destination options within Japan, Korea, Thailand and Australia

·       Premium Economy sector upgrade surcharges on NZ flights have increased

·       Air New Zealand sector surcharge within Business Premier cabin have increased

Star Alliance Airpass

·       Flight applications amendments, please refer to the fare sheets

·       Brussels Airlines (SN) is now available on the Africa Airpass

·       Turkish Airlines (TK) is now available on the Asia Airpass

·       Egypt Air (MS) is no longer included in the Asia Airpass

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