After several airlines all recently raised their baggage fees, travelers may be wondering whether shipping their suitcases is a better option than checking them. By Michelle Baran Over the past month, there’s been a veritable avalanche of baggage fee increases from the airlines. At the end of August, JetBlue, United Airlines, Air Canada, and WestJet
You walk up to the check-in counter, hand over your ID, put your suitcase onto the scale - where it hopefully is just the right weight and size - you get your luggage receipt, and your bag disappears. I don't know about you, but I've always wondered what exactly happens to
A passenger waiting to board a Hawaiian Airlines flight at Honolulu airport caught this luggage abuse on camera. To be fair, the attendant has a railing blocking the top of the slide, so she has no choice but to do this to the gate checked bags. This kind of abuse is
A lot of thought goes into your luggage when you head out on vacation: what to pack, how to pack it, carry it on or check it. But, once you get to the airport have you ever thought of the journey your bag takes to get to your final destination?
According to the DOT, in 2014 U.S. airlines averaged 3.62 reports of mishandled (defined as lost, damaged or delayed) baggage for every 1,000 passengers. (Photo: Flickr/TheeErin) (more…)
Here's my packing philosophy. Lay out everything you want to take and have somebody else remove half of it. Read the comments for many great tips. But there are times where shipping your luggage makes sense. This New York Times article has some valuable information. By STEPHANIE ROSENBLOOM John F. Stephenson/Topical Press
Traveling has become an endurance contest. Besides the horrible security check-in lines, the airlines have figured out how to make money from just about everything. I'm surprised they haven't instituted a bathroom usage fee. Checked baggage is now a big revenue stream for the airlines. So, more fliers have figured out