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Singapore Airlines Takes the Baggage Out

Singapore Airlines is making
travel a little lighter for its passengers with the introduction of its new
door-to-destination baggage service beginning August 15, 2005 on outbound
travel from LAX. BaggageDirect, an airport check-in and delivery service,
will pick up passengers’ luggage from their homes or offices six to 24 hours
before their flights, eliminating the baggage check-in process.BaggageDirect will also provide travelers with a boarding receipt upon
pick-up, allowing them to check-in at SIA’s First Class counters.
  For the first three months, or first thousand passengers, the service will
be free of charge. From November 15, solo passengers in any class of service
will be charged $30 and allotted two pieces of luggage weighing no more than
70 lbs. Any accompanying passengers flying on the same itinerary will be
charged $15 for the baggage allocation.
  “Who wants to lug heavy baggage to the airport? This new service
dramatically reduces the hassle factor of air travel by allowing passengers to
bypass baggage check-in at LAX. BaggageDirect offers a stroke of much
needed comfort and convenience when traveling,” said Ken Bright, vice
president of marketing for Singapore Airlines - North America.