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Suitcase snapshot: A survey of American packing habits

Cheapflights | Posted 11.13.2015 | Travel
Cheapflights

Are you a folder or a roller, a planner or procrastinator? Do you make lists or toss items into a bag at the last minute and hope for the best? Cheapf...

How To Breeze Through Security When Traveling

Travelle | Posted 11.03.2015 | Travel
Travelle

A jacket, blazer, sweater and scarf coming off and on may be fun under other circumstances, but maybe not when you're scrambling with a line of people behind you.

No, Airbus, I Don't Want to Be Stacked

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 10.12.2015 | Travel
Magda Abu-Fadil

I don't fancy sitting on top of other passengers in an A380 or larger plane, and worrying about more people breathing the same recycled, often staler, air pumped into the cabin.

How To Carry Your Luggage: Protect Your Posture In Style

Travelle | Posted 09.22.2015 | Travel
Travelle

Ladies have to be prepared for anything when traveling, and usually that entails dragging all of our beauty and style essentials around. So if your bags leave your body feeling tired and sore, it's time to reconsider how you carry them. Heavy luggage doesn't have to mean tough travels and achy arrivals anymore with these tips from Travelle.

This Interchangeable Weekend Bag Is The Only Bag You Need This Summer

The Huffington Post | Jamie Feldman | Posted 04.22.2015 | Style

Packing your bags has never looked this good. Miscere, an apparel and accessories brand, recently debuted its new line of weekender bags in two co...

Fellas, This Bag Will Make Traveling With A Suit So Much Easier

The Huffington Post | Jamie Feldman | Posted 03.16.2015 | Travel

Travel bags come in many shapes and sizes. Now, they can transform into entirely new pieces of luggage, too. Online retailer Combatant Gentlemen la...

Watch the Weight of Carry-On Baggage

Map Happy | Posted 04.06.2015 | Travel
Map Happy

Most airlines technically (and understandably) have weight limits on all luggage items, including what's taken onto the plane. In all my flying, it's seemed like that major airlines in the U.S. don't care all that much about it, though.

A How-To for Carry-On

Dane Steele Green | Posted 03.30.2015 | Travel
Dane Steele Green

I consulted David Perry, a fellow traveler writer and friend of mine who has even less space to work with. Since his laptop goes with him as the personal item, he has to pack his camera into his carry-on, leaving him with a nook just 14 inches wide, nine long, seven deep. This guy gets creative.

The Bag That Lets You Take Your Whole Closet With You

The Huffington Post | Kate Auletta | Posted 11.26.2014 | Travel

Carry-on bag designers are on a serious roll. First, there was the genius bag that hooked directly onto your suitcase. And now we've come across a car...

Fodor's Approved: 10 Best Carry-On Bags for 2014

Fodor's | Posted 01.12.2015 | Travel
Fodor's

When you're traveling, it's certainly possible to cram the essentials into any old carry-on bag, but when you're on the go as often as we are here at ...

This Just Might Be The Best Carry On Bag Out There

The Huffington Post | Jamie Feldman | Posted 10.11.2014 | Travel

One of the reasons celebrities look so good while traveling is because, well, they're celebrities. Upon further investigation, however, it seems like ...

14 Do's and Don'ts For Honeymoon Packing

Adam Warner | Posted 08.24.2014 | Weddings
Adam Warner

Now it's time to get packed for that once-in-a-lifetime vacation. Follow these easy organizational tips and travel recommendations to ensure your trip goes as smoothly as possible.

How To Properly Fold A Jacket To Avoid Wrinkles

Sonia Gil | Posted 08.12.2014 | Travel
Sonia Gil

This is a short and simple trick that can make all the difference. Ever wonder why men always look so crisp and tidy even after a ten hour trip? Their secret: they know how to fold a jacket.

World's Strictest Airport Security? Forget Tel Aviv. Think Kashmir.

Peter Mandel | Posted 06.08.2014 | Travel
Peter Mandel

The soldier and airport security guy are pointing, pointing. What do they want? Not my camera. Not my car clicker. It's my pen. A Paper Mate soft g...

To Ship or Not to Ship Your Luggage

Sonia Gil | Posted 05.27.2014 | Travel
Sonia Gil

Wouldn't it be great if you could travel bag-free? There would be no bag-check lines, no waiting for luggage, no lost luggage and best of all, no restrictions. Well, it is entirely possible. And traveling with your beloved bicycle? That is possible, too. How? Ship it.

Skip Checked Baggage Fees: How to Fly Carry-On With Kids

Amy Whitley | Posted 03.26.2014 | Travel
Amy Whitley

As if the sheer horror of lost luggage isn't enough incentive for families to pack carry-on luggage only, now nearly all airlines are charging checked baggage fees. How to avoid them? Fly carry-on only... yes, even with kids.

What Your Suitcase Says About You

Cheapflights | Posted 03.19.2014 | Travel
Cheapflights

There are few other pre-vacation rituals as equally loved and hated as packing: 'Tis both a chore and a sign of good times ahead.

Modern Airport Luxury

Andy Steves | Posted 02.10.2014 | Travel
Andy Steves

On any travel day, you're on edge. Whether it's due to the anxiety of flying and goodbyes or dreading the processes and long lines, something that was...

5 Strange Items You Can Pack In Your Carry-On

U.S. News Travel | Posted 05.19.2013 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

You'd be surprised by the types of items that make their way through airport security -- from corkscrews and screwdrivers to wrenches and lighters. What's more, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced that its list of "Prohibited Items" will soon shrink.

Baggage Allowance

Lisa K. Friedman | Posted 02.17.2013 | Fifty
Lisa K. Friedman

Before sitting beside me, my seat mate withdrew her carry-on bag and lifted it with great care. She set it on her lap and pressed it gently with her palms. The outside pocket seemed to undulate beneath her hand. This is what happens when I get up too early, I thought.

PHOTO: The Only Travel Gift Guide You Need

Posted 11.20.2012 | Travel

If it's any old travel gift you want, turn to the inimitable Skymall, that wondrous purveyor of the quasi-useful, the often-tacky and the occasionally...

What Could Happen In A US Air-American Merger?

George Hobica | Posted 11.26.2012 | Travel
George Hobica

It's beginning to look like an American/US Airways merger is all but inevitable. Here's what you need to know, along with other "Ask Airfarewatchdog" questions -- and answers.

Airlines Consider Charging Fee For Over-Sized Carry-Ons

www.nytimes.com | Posted 06.05.2012 | Travel

HERE’S something that the big airlines really wish we wouldn’t discuss right now, with planes flying full, fares rising, fuel prices stabilizing a...

Spirit Airlines Carry-On Fee Raised

Posted 05.02.2012 | Travel

Spirit Airlines has announced that, come November 6, it could cost travelers as much as $100 to have a carry-on bag on one of their flights. Curren...

Airlines Impose Weight Limits For Carry-On Bags

George Hobica | Posted 05.06.2012 | Travel
George Hobica

Before you jump to the conclusion that airlines are merely trying to force you to check your bag and collect a checked bag fee, consider: Heavy bags can indeed become dangerous when they fall from bins.