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Carry on Bags

Watch the Weight of Carry-On Baggage

Map Happy | Posted 02.04.2015 | 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 01.28.2015 | 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

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 ...

Boeing's New 'Space Bins' May End Your Carry-On Luggage Struggles

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 07.21.2014 | Travel

Of all the inconveniences afflicting airline travelers, there might be none worse than the shortage of overhead bin space. Passengers will do just ab...

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.

United's Being A Stickler About Carry-Ons

AP | SCOTT MAYEROWITZ | Posted 03.05.2014 | Travel

NEW YORK (AP) — United Airlines is getting tough on passengers with oversized carry-on bags, even sending some of them back to the ticket counter to...

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

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...

American's New Plan To Reduce Carry On Bags

AP | DAVID KOENIG | Posted 07.16.2013 | Travel

FORT WORTH, Texas — In a quest to speed up the boarding process, American Airlines is letting passengers board sooner if they travel lightly. T...

Airline Will Charge Up To $100 -- For A Carry-On

AP | JOSHUA FREED | Posted 05.02.2013 | Travel

-- Frontier Airlines plans to start charging up to $100 for a carry-on bag and $2 for coffee or soda, although its announcement on Wednesday did say ...

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 | 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.

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...

Airlines Weighing Carry On Bags?

George Hobica | Posted 01.15.2012 | Travel
George Hobica

Surprisingly, a number of airlines, mostly foreign-based ones, have limits on carry-on bags, some as low as 15 pounds. Here's what you need to know.