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If you think you've scored a "cheap" plane ticket, take another look to be sure. Checked-bag fees can add major costs to
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.
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1. Start flying in the morning. It's science: the later in the day you fly, the longer the delay you might face, as bad weather
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.
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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.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, the subscriptions are riddled with hidden costs. Flyers seeking to check two bags will have to pay
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").
With discount airlines you get what you pay for not what you pray for.
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"Travelers are appreciative of some of the steps TSA is taking, but by no means content with the security screening process
The U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced a series of new consumer protection measures that will force airlines
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.
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.
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