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Baggage Fees

Fee 'Bundling' Creates New Headaches For Fliers | Posted 01.31.2013 | Travel

With your airline ticket, would you like to add "Ascend" or "Lift?" Perhaps you prefer "Choice Seats" or "Choice Plus?" Or maybe you're a "Main Cabin ...

7 Ways to Avoid Baggage Fees

SmarterTravel | Posted 02.18.2013 | Travel

In the first half of 2012, U.S. airlines raked in $1.7 billion in baggage fees, the largest amount ever collected by the industry in a six-month period. But, with a little know-how and some planning ahead, you can beat 'em.

12 Ways To Score On Cheap Airfare

Money Talk News | Amanda Geronikos | Posted 11.11.2012 | Money

MoneyTalksNews: Airfares are taking off. According to Travelocity, the average round-trip domestic airfare this Thanksgiving is $386, up 9 percent ...

Ask Your Travel Questions Answered

George Hobica | Posted 12.22.2012 | Travel
George Hobica

First off, you're right that you can often save money by buying "split" fares and you're very wise not to try to make a connection on the same day of travel, in case your first leg is delayed or canceled.

Ryanair CEO Claims He Pays Too Much In Excess Baggage

Posted 10.02.2012 | Travel

Ryanair CEO Michael O'Leary thinks "holidays are a complete waste of time." But, of course, he flies Ryanair, though "it costs me a fortune in excess ...

Why Check Your Bags When You Can Ship Them?

George Hobica | Posted 11.24.2012 | Travel
George Hobica

Delta etc: $90-$100 overweight charge plus $25 ($115-$125 total) FedEx Ground: $36.14 Southwest: $50

PHOTOS: What Spirit Could Buy With All Those Fees

Posted 08.14.2012 | Travel

Recently, Spirit Airlines was hit with a lawsuit alleging that it has made millions of dollars in sneaky Passenger Usage Fees tacked on to ticket pric...

10 Ways To Save Money On Baggage Fees

Money Talks News | Jason Steele | Posted 07.10.2012 | Money

Money Talks News When United Airlines announced that it was going to raise bag fees to $100 on many international flights, Fox News advised readers...

33 Ways To Avoid Annoying Fees

Kiplinger | Posted 06.18.2012 | Money

In our monthly survey of Kiplinger's readers, we asked which fees were the most bothersome. You told us that travel fees bug you the most, followed by...

United Raises Bag Fee To $100

Posted 06.13.2012 | Travel

For those preparing to fly trans-Atlantic on a United flight, you might want to think about packing efficiently. The airline has announced that it wil...

How To Avoid Baggage Fees The Next Time You Fly

LearnVest | Posted 07.25.2012 | Travel

More and more passengers are cramming their carry-on luggage and fighting for overhead space to avoid checking bags, all as a result of airlines' fees. Here's how to avoid the mess.

Discount Airlines: When In Doubt, Wear Your Clothes

Kevin Richberg | Posted 04.15.2012 | Travel
Kevin Richberg

With discount airlines you get what you pay for not what you pray for.

What's the Real Price of an Airline Ticket?

Bill McGee | Posted 03.26.2012 | Business
Bill McGee

This week consumers are getting some new protections when they buy an airline ticket.

I'm With Alec: American Has Baggage

Ali MacLean | Posted 03.09.2012 | Comedy
Ali MacLean

If you have 60 pounds in one bag, and then take 15 pounds out and put it in another bag and both of those bags are going on a plane, you are still taking 60 pounds onto a plane... right? Not according to American Airlines.

Jaktogo Offers Fliers Choice Between Baggage Fees And Dignity

Posted 11.16.2011 | Travel

Some ideas are so perfect, so brilliant in their simplicity and practicality they engender a healthy respect for human ingenuity. Jaktogo is not one o...

Andrea Stone

Traveler Survey Finds TSA on 'Right Track' But Airport Screening Still A Roadblock | Andrea Stone | Posted 11.15.2011 | Travel

WASHINGTON -- The majority of air travelers think the Transportation Security Administration is moving in the right direction with it's efforts to str...

Aaron Sankin

SHOCK: Hidden Fees Trap Woman In Airport For Eight Grueling Days | Aaron Sankin | Posted 01.02.2012 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO -- No matter how many 10-minute massage parlors and Wolfgang Puck vending machines they install to entertain weary travelers, getting st...

Exclusive: Government Investigating Airlines for Not Disclosing Fees

Blake Fleetwood | Posted 12.18.2011 | Travel
Blake Fleetwood

The Department of Transportation (DOT) is investigating a number of airlines because they are not reporting fees prominently on their Web pages as required by a new rule that took effect on August 23 this year.

Amanda Terkel

Delta Charges U.S. Troops Returning From Afghanistan $2,800 In Baggage Fees | Amanda Terkel | Posted 08.08.2011 | World

This story has been updated. WASHINGTON -- Delta Air Lines is facing intense criticism after charging 34 U.S. soldiers returning from Afghanistan $...

The Cost of Baggage Fees and Airport Frustrations

Christine Negroni | Posted 05.29.2011 | Travel
Christine Negroni

Since the imposition of bag fees, airlines in the United States have earned more than $6 billion.

Incredible: Airlines Want to Charge You a Fee for Giving Them Your Money

Blake Fleetwood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Blake Fleetwood

Gone are the days of customer service with a smile. There are fees for everything, and while some are worth it, others are an obnoxious way for the airlines to pick your pocket.

What Bugs You About Air Travel? Weigh In.

Kate Hanni | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Kate Hanni

What bugs you about air travel? Lost baggage? More and more separate fees? Tarmac delays? How about the new full body scanners TSA is deploying?

We Got It! Hotel Chain To Reimburse Travelers For Baggage Fees

AOL Travel News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

Go ahead and overpack. IHG, operator of brands including InterContinental, Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza and Hotel Indigo says it will reimburse you up to...

You Might Want to Check Those Frequent Flier Miles

Len Hollie | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Hollie

Traditionally, when airlines have merged, frequent flier miles were carried over allowing customers to select among an increased number of flights and destinations.

Tarmac Rules Trap Passengers and Airlines on a Flight to Nowhere

Christine Negroni | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Christine Negroni

The largest expense categories for airlines are those most difficult to control; fuel and labor. They simply can't fly a planeload of passengers for what they make on tickets alone.