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Luggage Fees

Airlines Are Making Bank On Those Pesky Baggage Fees

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 05.07.2015 | Travel

Airlines made a lower percentage of net income from ticket fares in 2014 than ever before, according to a report released earlier this week by the Dep...

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.

Your Checked Bag Costs WAY Less Than You Think | Posted 02.11.2014 | Travel

When airlines began charging for checked bags in 2008, they blamed the high cost of jet fuel for the move. But how much does it actually cost an airli...

What to Do When Your Bags Cost More Than Your Ticket

Christopher Elliott | Posted 03.29.2014 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

A luggage fee that exceeds your airfare? Welcome to the wacky world of a la carte fees -- a world filled with consumer "benefits" that airline apologists believe you'll love.

Airlines Collected More Than $6 Billion In Fees In 2012

AP | SCOTT MAYEROWITZ | Posted 07.14.2013 | Travel

NEW YORK — U.S. airlines collected more than $6 billion in baggage and reservation change fees from passengers last year – the highest amo...

Ways To Avoid Those Pesky Frontier Fees | Posted 07.03.2013 | Travel

Yesterday, Frontier announced that anyone who buys a ticket through a third-party travel agency (including online sites like Hotwire, Expedia, etc.) w...

Airlines Add DOZENS Of New Fees

Posted 02.01.2013 | Travel

Airlines have added more than 50 new fees over the past year, new data from the website TravelNerd show. The finance-oriented site found dozens of ...

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 ...

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...

So, Which Two Airlines Are Charging For Carry Ons?

George Hobica | Posted 09.16.2012 | Travel
George Hobica

Answering questions about carry-on bag fees and flights to Hawaii.

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...

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.

No More Bag Check Discounts

AP | Posted 06.23.2011 | Travel

CHICAGO — There's no more incentive to prepay online for your checked bags if you're flying United Continental. The carrier has done away with t...

JetBlue Expects Fare, Fee Hikes To Continue

AP | SAMANTHA BOMKAMP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — JetBlue is tacking on surcharges on flights to the Caribbean to cover its rising fuel bill, and said airlines should continue to pass...

Carry-On Baggage Fee Ban Introduced By Schumer

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) wants it to be free to move about the country. Well, not exactly, but he does want to get rid of all carry-on baggage fees....

Spirit Airlines: Fee For Buying Tickets

Wall Street Journal | SCOTT MCCARTNEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

There are fees for checked luggage, reservation changes and even pillows and blankets. And now, one airline is poised to start levying a fee when you ...

JFK Baggage Malfunction Reminds Us: Aren't Baggage Fees Fun?

WallStreetFighter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

That second checked bag better be full of $100 bills or at least cocaine, because you're gonna need it with these new extra fees announced today. Les...

New Secret Airline Fees

Joel Schwartzberg | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Joel Schwartzberg

Say goodbye to the carefree days of free bag checking at the airport. More airliners are announcing they're going to be charging passengers for checki...

United to charge $15 for first checked bag

AP | DAVE CARPENTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

CHICAGO — Baggage fees are fast becoming an unavoidable part of U.S. flying _ the largest two carriers now charge $15 for a first checked bag. ...

Delta Raises Fee For Booking Over Phone, Traveling With Pets

AP | Harry R. Weber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Delta Air Lines is imposing new or higher fees on a host of travelers, including frequent fliers, passengers traveling with pets and people booking th...