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Where in the World Are My Bags?

Lois Alter Mark | Posted 04.21.2015 | Travel
Lois Alter Mark

We paid for our bag as we were boarding the plane (if we could do this, why couldn't we have just paid at the Air France counter?) and noticed that half of the overhead bins were empty.

What Airlines Don't Tell You About That Free Bag

Map Happy | Posted 03.15.2015 | Travel
Map Happy

It has nothing to do with the credit cards. This actually has more to do with the checked bags after you've exceeded your free bag limit. This post...

7 Ways To Travel Smarter In 2015

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 01.05.2015 | Travel

We've always loved a good travel hack, whether it's the secret to a smaller suitcase or the trick that gets cheaper plane tickets every time. We as...

Whatever Happened to Those Folks Who Checked Bag Tags?

George Hobica | Posted 11.15.2014 | Travel
George Hobica

When I was a kid, back when everyone checked bags because there were no overhead bins at all (just racks for the coats and pillows, if you recall), there'd be someone at bag claim whose sole job it seemed was to compare your bag check tag with the claim check issued by the airline.

Confessions Of An Airport Baggage Handler | Posted 09.19.2013 | Travel

HAS an airline ever lost or damaged your suitcase? Want to know what really happens to your bags when you wave them goodbye at the airport? We i...

Airline Breaks Pro Golfer's Club On Flight | Posted 08.22.2013 | Travel

A winner of two majors this summer on the Champions Tour, Kenny Perry is in the midst of a career year and is currently the hottest player on the over...

Flying to College: 4 Tips to Avoid Baggage Fees

Courtland Thomas | Posted 10.16.2013 | College
Courtland Thomas

When it comes to orientation week (and any other in-between semester breaks), there are many, many advantages involved in flying. How's a comprehensive guide to do so.

Airline To Fly Bags For 'Free,' But It'll Cost You

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 06.06.2013 | Travel

In a bid to reduce the ill will passengers undoubtedly feel every time they fork over cash for baggage fees, United Airlines has adopted a new approac...

American Airlines' New Fare Options May Be a Bargain

George Hobica | Posted 02.18.2013 | Travel
George Hobica

Airline passengers hate all those extra fees for bags and flight changes, and according to my emails and Twitter feed, many would like the extra perks to be "re-bundled" into fares (i.e., stop "nickel and diming us").

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.

Confessions of An Airline Baggage 'Thrower': Why You Should Buy A Four-Wheeler Suitcase

George Hobica | Posted 02.15.2012 | Travel
George Hobica

Ever wonder why airlines lose, delay and damage bags? We asked an airline baggage handler who, of course, spoke to us anonymously, what it's like in the belly of the beast and on the tarmac.

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...

New Protections Coming For Air Travelers

AOL Travel | David Jones | Posted 06.20.2011 | Travel

The U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced a series of new consumer protection measures that will force airlines to disclose hidden fees, ...

Expert Packing Guide for Women

Jasmine Moy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Jasmine Moy

To me, there are few things worse than overpacking. I would rather have all my toenails ripped off than to check my bags, no matter how long the trip.

A Beauty Junkie Goes Flying (Off the Handle)

Gerit Quealy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Gerit Quealy

I love to fly. Love it. Take-off and landing, bumpy or smooth. Don't even mind turbulence. What I do mind -- yep, here it comes -- is the business around flying.

Skyway Robbery

Suzette Standring | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Suzette Standring

Have you ever wondered about the sadistic minds behind some of the scariest rides at amusement parks? They may have found work with airline management.