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Excess baggage valuation chart

Excess baggage valuation chart

April 20, 2011 · , , , ,

For most people who check bags when flying, the $3300 of lost baggage coverage offered by airlines (by U.S. law) on domestic flights is enough to cover any loss or damage (keep those receipts when you buy anything expensive however, and fragile or other “valuable” items such as electronics are always excluded from coverage, so [...]

Airline fees make it hard to shop for best deal

Airline fees make it hard to shop for best deal

Finding the best deal on a flight has become a lot more difficult, thanks to hefty baggage and service fees that consumers often don’t know about until they show up at the airline counter, congressional investigators say. Those fees are not part of the ticket price, meaning they can easily go unseen until it’s too [...]

5 major US airlines won’t charge for carry-ons bags

5 major US airlines won’t charge for carry-ons bags

U.S. airlines never met a fee they didn’t like. Until now, it seems. Five major carriers on Sunday agreed not to follow the lead of a small Florida airline that plans to charge for carry-ons bags. Their commitment comes just in time to keep travelers from running for the exits during the peak summer flying [...]

Lost-bags compensation requires persistence

Lost-bags compensation requires persistence

April 1, 2010 · , , ,

If an airline loses your luggage, your first stop should be the baggage claim office to report it missing. Your next move might be to buy a change of clothes. But while airlines are required to reimburse passengers for clothing and toiletries in the event of a lost or delayed bag, according to the U.S. [...]

‘Insurance’ airlines don’t tell you about

‘Insurance’ airlines don’t tell you about

Airlines are required by U.S. regulations to compensate travelers for up to $3,300 in the event that checked bags are lost or damaged. But that’s only for domestic travel. For most international flights, bag liability is limited to approximately $9.07 per pound for checked bags, which is virtually nothing (a 30 lb. bag gets you [...]

The end of mishandled baggage?

The end of mishandled baggage?

February 25, 2010 · , ,

Modern day airline passengers juggle a lot of numbers. In addition to remembering flight numbers, gate numbers, seat numbers and figuring out how many liquid ounces fit into a zippered baggie, fliers must pay attention to the fees for checked baggage and calculate the odds of that luggage arriving safely and on time. The good [...]

20 Tips from air travel insiders

20 Tips from air travel insiders

January 30, 2010 · , , , , ,

Before snuggling up with a plane blanket or tying a ribbon to your bag, read these tips. Planning Tips 1. Know the difference between “direct” and “nonstop” flights, and always opt for the latter. Unlike nonstops, direct flights can touch down at other airports on the way to their ultimate destinations, says Macon Dunnagan, a [...]

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