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Travelers still checking bags despite fees

Air Travel Trends Travelers still checking bags despite fees

CHICAGO, Ill. - With the airlines collecting record bag fees, some 55 percent of all travelers still check their luggage either all or some of the time.

Six clever ways to outsmart baggage fees

Air Travel Tips Six clever ways to outsmart baggage fees

PENNINGTON, N.J. - According to a recent report, U.S.

My Planet Travel Awards announces new partner for 2011 awards

DELSEY brings international style My Planet Travel Awards announces new partner for 2011 awards

My Planet Travel Awards is delighted to announce that DELSEY has become a partner of the 2011 awards.

Ho ho holiday travel tips

Holiday Travel Ho ho holiday travel tips

DALLAS - December is the busiest travel month of the year with hotel bookings reaching the highest numbers annually.

American Airlines changing interiors of its older Boeing 737s

Squeezing in more seats and bags American Airlines changing interiors of its older Boeing 737s

American Airlines is stripping the interiors of its older Boeing 737s to increase the amount of overhead luggage space, squeeze more seats in and add new TVs.

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.

Bypassing airline baggage fees

Airline Baggage Fees Bypassing airline baggage fees

Caroline Costello

In the first quarter of 2010, the U.S. airline industry made more than $760 million in revenue from baggage fees, an increase of 33 percent over the same period last year.

Will carry-on fees end overweight luggage overhead?

Flight Attendants Say Carry Ons Are Out Of Control Will carry-on fees end overweight luggage overhead?

eTN Staff Writer

It appears that Spirit Airlines' latest fee levy for carry-on luggage was the straw that broke the camel's back. Passengers have simply had enough of the never-ending deluge of airline fees.

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?

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 ...

Canada has the right idea when it comes to carryons

Restrictions For US-bound Travelers Eased Canada has the right idea when it comes to carryons

eTN Staff Writer

Because of the failed Christmas Day bomb attempt on board a plane bound for Detroit from Amsterdam, security measures in Canada were tightened.

Spirit Airlines to charge for use of the overhead bin

Up to $45 For Carryons Spirit Airlines to charge for use of the overhead bin

Joshua Freed

It had to happen, we guess. Spirit Airlines is going to charge to use their overhead bins - as much as US$45 each way for a carry-on bag.

United Airlines offers overnight baggage shipping

United Airlines United Airlines offers overnight baggage shipping

eTN Staff Writer

United Airlines has announced a promotion whereby it will ship passengers' bags overnight to their destination at a cost lower than it would be to check the bags onto the plane.

Delta soaks luggage in deicing fluid

Delta Air Lines Delta soaks luggage in deicing fluid

Michael Jobin and a group of friends had just returned from a great vacation on a Caribbean cruise when they arrived at baggage claim in Denver to a highly unusual, and unpleasant surprise.

Bag fees going up on Virgin America

Luggage Increase Bag fees going up on Virgin America

eTN Staff Writer

Virgin America increased its baggage fees for all bookings made on or after February 12, 2010, for travel on or after March 1, 2010.

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.

Luggage theft in Phoenix nets at least a thousand bags

Airport Luggage Theft Luggage theft in Phoenix nets at least a thousand bags

Carole Rosenblat

Earlier this week an alert Phoenix police officer broke-up a luggage theft ring that had been going on for months and, perhaps, a year or more.

American Airlines increases checked bag charges

Effective August 14, 2009 American Airlines increases checked bag charges

eTN Staff Writer

American Airlines announced today that charges for checking a first or second bag will increase for domestic-travel tickets that are purchased on or after August 14, 2009.

How to get through to the airline that refuses to listen? Try YouTube

United Airlines How to get through to the airline that refuses to listen? Try YouTube

Halifax band Sons of Maxwell have taken their battle with United Airlines over a broken guitar to YouTube.

And it seems the U.S. airline is listening.

Terrified tourists refuse to become human ballast on the plane

Passengers Refuse To Board The Plane Terrified tourists refuse to become human ballast on the plane

PALMA, Spain - Tourists refused to board a plane on Spain's Majorca island after being told to sit in the back "to help balance the jet," The Daily Mail reported Tuesday.

US Airways refunds California woman US$3,300 for ruined vacation

Lost Luggage US Airways refunds California woman US$3,300 for ruined vacation

eTN Staff Writer

In August 2008, Lily Alejandria, a working mother with two children in Folsom, California, organized a dream vacation - a European cruise - for her husband and a few close friends.

Airline policy hampers charity medical mission

Spirit Airlines Airline policy hampers charity medical mission

mysuncoast.com

SARASOTA - Volunteers with a Sarasota-based medical mission are planning a trip to the Amazon next month. They want to take medical and construction supplies to help children and people with ...

US Airways to charge more for checked baggage at airport

US Air US Airways to charge more for checked baggage at airport

bizjournals.com

US Airways says it will charge passengers an extra $5 per bag to check luggage at the airport rather than online.

Lost-luggage class-action lawsuit against British Airways moves forward

International Airline Carriers On Notice Lost-luggage class-action lawsuit against British Airways moves forward

eTN Staff Writer

British Airways passengers attempting to hold the airline accountable for losing an estimated one million pieces of luggage received some good news today when a District Court judge ruled a ...

Airline employee: Co-workers often pillage luggage

Airport Thefts Airline employee: Co-workers often pillage luggage

abcnews.go.com

Though airline ticket prices are dropping, passengers may be paying in other ways.

Yale student sues airline for $1M over lost Xbox

US Airways Yale student sues airline for $1M over lost Xbox

AP

CINCINNATI — A Yale University student from Ohio has filed a lawsuit seeking $1 million from US Airways for a video game console he says was taken from his luggage.

"The fewer bags you check, the fewer bags you lose"

US Airlines Losing Less Luggage "The fewer bags you check, the fewer bags you lose"

chicagotribune.com

Airlines lost 1.3 million fewer bags in 2008, as more passengers wheeled, dragged and toted their luggage aboard planes to avoid paying new fees to check bags, federal data show.

Continental says luggage fee to generate $100 mln

Continental Airlines Continental says luggage fee to generate $100 mln

news.yahoo.com

CHICAGO - Continental Airlines on Thursday said it expects to see $100 million in revenue and cost savings related to a new $15 dollar bag-check fee.

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.

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