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TSA to fire screener for leaving note in passenger's bag

TSA Does Not Find "Get Your Freak On, Girl" Note Amusing TSA to fire screener for leaving note in passenger's bag

An airplane baggage screener faces dismissal for leaving a note in a passenger's bag that said "Get Your Freak On, Girl" after discovering a vibrator.

JetBlue asks celebrities to let go of baggage for a good cause

JatBlue Celebrity Baggage Auction JetBlue asks celebrities to let go of baggage for a good cause

NEW YORK - A little extra baggage isn't always a bad thing, especially on JetBlue Airways, the carrier known for offering customers a first checked bag free.

2010: Airlines rake $2.5 billion from baggage fees so far

Airline Baggage Fees 2010: Airlines rake $2.5 billion from baggage fees so far

Baggage fees may irritate you, but airlines sure aren't complaining.

Airline Baggage Transparency and Accountability Act

Association For Airline Passenger Rights (AAPR) Airline Baggage Transparency and Accountability Act

The Association for Airline Passenger Rights (AAPR) today applauded Sen.

Travel discount: check additional baggage online with Emirates and take 15 percent off

Baggage Fee Savings Travel discount: check additional baggage online with Emirates and take 15 percent off

“Advance planning can make a journey more enjoyable and hassle-free. Now passengers with additional baggage can also save money when they pay for the extra weight in advance of their trip.

In first three months of 2010 airlines raked in $769M in baggage fees

Baggage Fees In first three months of 2010 airlines raked in $769M in baggage fees

By Sherry Mazzocchi

Checked baggage fees are really adding up – into a bundle of revenue for the airline industry.

Alaska Air new checked baggage fees take effect

Alaska Airlines Alaska Air new checked baggage fees take effect

Alaska Airlines as of Wednesday has changed its fees for checked baggage.

Beating airline luggage fees with new bags

Best New Bags That Just Say No To Luggage Fees Beating airline luggage fees with new bags

If you're one of the millions of flyers fed up over skyrocketing baggage fees, why not give up on checking your bags altogether?

O'Leary denies profiteering charges

Ryanair ups summer season baggage fees O'Leary denies profiteering charges

Ryanair has been forced to defend claims it was profiteering today after the airline revealed it was hiking baggage charges just for the peak holiday period of July and August

Kenya Airways adds frills for business class travelers

Fee Free Baggage Kenya Airways adds frills for business class travelers

By Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN

It is now three pieces of baggage, weighing 23 KG each, which Kenya Airways allows their

If you have to pay for your luggage why keep feeding the airlines?

ABC Corporate Services Signs Agreement With Luggage Club If you have to pay for your luggage why keep feeding the airlines?

By eTN Staff Writer

The solution to the airlines’ harrying, confusing, ever-changing, and always increasing luggage fees, as well as long airport check-in lines, may just be to have your luggage shipped to your ...

Declaring excess valuation is the wisest move for passengers checking bags

Air Travel Declaring excess valuation is the wisest move for passengers checking bags

By George Hobica

Airlines are required by U.S. regulations to compensate travelers for up to $3,300 in the event that checked bags are lost or damaged. But that's only for domestic travel.

New airline charges taking off

Airline Fees New airline charges taking off

By TERRY MAXON

Baggage fees, the golden goose for airlines desperate for more cash, are bringing in billions of dollars in revenues for U.S. airlines.

As airlines run out of new fees the old fees go up

You Can Call It A Change But It Is Still An Increase As airlines run out of new fees the old fees go up

By eTN Staff Writer

What used to cost US$20 for the first checked bag and US$30 for the second, will now cost you US$25 and US$35, repectively, on American Airlines beginning on February 1, 2010.

Southwest ad campaign took time to resonate with fliers

Southwest Airlines Southwest ad campaign took time to resonate with fliers

Southwest Airlines decided to fly solo as other U.S. airlines rolled out fees last year.

US DOT issues guidance letter to airlines on lost, damaged, or delayed baggage benefits

Airlines Warned To Not Set Arbitrary Limits On Reimbursements US DOT issues guidance letter to airlines on lost, damaged, or delayed baggage benefits

By eTN Staff Writer

On October 9, 2009, the US Department of Transportation (DOT) issued a guidance letter to the airlines asking that they review their policies related to the reimbursement of passengers’ expenses ...

Airlines changing baggage fees again

American Airlines & Virgin America Airlines changing baggage fees again

By eTN Staff Writer

Airlines collected about US$566 million in baggage fees in the first three months of 2009, up from about US$123 million in the same period last year, according to the Bureau of Transportation ...

Carry-on baggage size requirements may go universal in the US

H.R. Bill 2870 Carry-on baggage size requirements may go universal in the US

By eTN Staff Writer

United States House of Representatives by Rep. Daniel Lipinski (D-IL) has submitted a bill that seeks to set one enforceable standard for all bags carried onboard US commercial aircraft.

A billion reasons to charge for luggage

Baggage Fees A billion reasons to charge for luggage

By cnn.com

NEW YORK - The round of baggage fees that came last year may have annoyed the heck out of customers, but according to government figures, they were a billion-dollar lifesaver for cash-strapped ...

Virgin America Virgin America to charge to check a single bag

By reuters.com

Virgin America introduced a $15 fee to check a single bag, falling in line with other U.S. carriers that use such fees to generate revenue as the economic recession weighs on travel demand.

Airlines lose record amount of luggage

Airline Industry Airlines lose record amount of luggage

By AFP

LONDON — Airlines worldwide failed to recover more than one million bags in 2007 after mishandling a record 42 million, a British consumer watchdog said Tuesday, citing industry figures.

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