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by on July 26, 2011

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Baggage fees are one of the many nuisances of modern day travel. But as it turns out, they’re avoidable if you use the right credit card.

We’ve put together an infographic with information on how you can use your credit card to avoid the $25+ charges levied on checked bags, along with some information on which credit cards can help you gain that most of elusive of airline perks – Elite status.

With Elite status, not only do you avoid paying to put your bags in the cargo hold, but you can also enjoy things like discounted or free upgrades, 50% mileage bonuses on future flights, and free food, drinks, and wifi in luxury airline lounges.

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 For more info on the cards that will get you free bags:

United MileagePlus® Explorer Card
Chase United Airlines Mileage Plus Credit Card
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  • Limited Time Offer: Start with 50,000 bonus miles after you spend $2,000 in the first 3 months
  • Earn an additional 5,000 miles when you add an authorized user and make a purchase in the first three months
  • Check your first bag for free - save up to $100 per roundtrip
  • Enjoy priority boarding privileges and visit the United Club with two one-time-use passes every year
  • No foreign transaction fees!
  • Earn double miles on tickets purchased from United, and 1 mile per $1 on all other purchases
  • Your miles don't expire as long as you're a Cardmember, with no limit to the number of miles you can earn
  • $0 intro annual fee for the first year, then $95
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  • No foreign transaction fee
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  • Has annual fee
  • Needs excellent credit
Annual Fee Signup Bonus APR , Variable* APR Promotions
$0 intro annual fee for the first year, then $95 Start with 50,000 bonus miles after your spend $2,000 in the first 3 months. 15.99% (Variable) Purchase: None
Transfer: None

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