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Spirit CEO: Luggage not essential for travel, who needs bags?

Spirit (of Greed) Airlines Baggage Fees Spirit CEO: Luggage not essential for travel, who needs bags?

John Kelso

Most people are on Spirit Airlines CEO Ben Baldanza's case for telling Congress the other day that bringing luggage is "not essential" to airline travel.

Sick of paying airline baggage fees? Just say no and ship instead

Airline Luggage Fees Sick of paying airline baggage fees? Just say no and ship instead

George Hobica

Now that the airlines have raised, yet again, their fees for checked bags, it’s time to take another look at the alternative: shipping your bags, or better yet (if you’re staying in one place ...

Refusal to rob passengers separates Southwest from the rest of the herd

Southwest Airlines Refusal to rob passengers separates Southwest from the rest of the herd

RICHARD NEWMAN

One way Southwest Airlines differentiates itself is by charging much less for handling passengers' bags.

Dallas-based Southwest allows passengers to check in up to two bags for free.

Bag-fee dodgers - fighting fire with fire

Dealing With Airlines Bag Fees Bag-fee dodgers - fighting fire with fire

Norge and Fred Brown had plenty of time before their flight to Phoenix a few weeks ago, so they made up a new game: Count the colossal carry-on bags.

Stretch your travel dollar

Travel Advice Stretch your travel dollar

msnbc.msn.com

By gauging where the rapidly changing airline industry is headed, business travelers can map out their flight plans and find the best deals.

American waives extra-bag fee for GIs

AA American waives extra-bag fee for GIs

upi.com

FORT WORTH, Texas - American Airlines announced Wednesday it would waive the fee it charges for a third bag checked by active-duty members of the military.

VFW says waive airline bag fees for troops

VFW vs. ATA VFW says waive airline bag fees for troops

upi.com

WASHINGTON - A U.S. veterans group called on airlines to stop charging an extra-bag fee to U.S. troops traveling to Iraq.

Who would you rather give your money to - the airline or FedEx and UPS?

Travelers shipping luggage to avoid airline fees Who would you rather give your money to - the airline or FedEx and UPS?

dailynewstranscript.com

Facing fees of up to $50 to check in a piece of luggage when flying, some travelers have turned to shipping services to get their bags to their destination.

Airline bag fees face uncertain future

Baggage fees Airline bag fees face uncertain future

thestreet.com

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Large airlines are reporting millions of dollars of new revenue from recently introduced bag-checking fees, but whether the practice can continue remains an open question.

Hawaiian Air joins fee craze

Baggage fee madness rages on Hawaiian Air joins fee craze

dallasnews.com

Hawaiian Airlines said Wednesday it will charge a $15 fee for the first checked bag on flights between Hawaii and the mainland, joining a growing number of carriers with the first-bag fee.

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