Tagged With "baggage delay"

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Re: $6 BILLION in bag and change fees!

DrFumblefinger ·
I'm not sure if it's a great business model to make most of your profits by annoying your customers. I think many have gotten their heads around the baggage fee (note coincidentally the increase in the number and size of bags rolling onto a plane), but some of the airline change fees are obscene. I point to Southwest airlines as one that still does the right thing. You get to check one bag without a fee. And ff you can't make your flight, they give you a credit on the airfare good up to one...
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Re: Southwest Airlines continues its No-Fee Baggage policy

Travel Rob ·
This really is good news! It makes a huge difference when an airline tries to make the customer happy.
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Say it isn't so! Southwest to charge for bags???

DrFumblefinger ·
There are only two domestic airlines in the US that don't charge for checked bags -- Southwest and JetBlue.  Will Southwest start charging a baggage fee?  Click on this link to read more
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Southwest Airlines continues its No-Fee Baggage policy

DrFumblefinger ·
    Good news for travelers in the USA!  Southwest Airlines continues its "outlier" policy of not charging for a checked bag.  While every other major carrier in the United States charges for a checked bag -- generally in the $15 -...
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$6 BILLION in bag and change fees!

PHeymont ·
U.S. air carriers last year racked up that total...$3.35 billion in bags and $2.61 in fees to change a reservation. It's hard to think of anything more to say, but what there is is in this  REPORT from CNN.
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Very successful and equally unpopular

DrFumblefinger ·
  US airlines collected a staggering US$6.4 billion in baggage and trip change fees in 2014.  Baggage fees increased 5.3% in 2014 to $3.5 billion, with Delta leading the pack at $875 million dollars.  Change fees increased 5.7% in 2014...
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Big Ooops! Alaska Airlines loses boss's luggage

PHeymont ·
Brad Tilden speaking on-field with plane.              Photo: AP Images for Alaska Airlines   Turns out that we peasants in cattle class aren't the only victims of mis-handled baggage. Alaska Airlines CEO Brad...
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Bangkok Airport apologizes for Snake found on Luggage Cart

DrFumblefinger ·
Bet you're glad you weren't the passenger who found a snake coiled on a baggage cart!
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Re: New 'airline' charges more for carry-on than check-in

DrFumblefinger ·
$92 for a carry-on bag is an excellent way to ensure you will never be more than a very small airline.
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Ryanair Madrid strike; no baggage service

PHeymont ·
Ryanair's ground workers at Madrid's airport are on an "open-ended" strike against plans to cut their wages 25-30% as well as issues over inadequate safety equipment, work shifts and holidays. They've accused the company of refusing to negotiate with...
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Baggage Fees Paid For By Using Luggage with Ads

Travel Rob ·
Photo from Orion Travel Technologies   Orion Travel Technologies  is offering to pay your baggage fees if you get their luggage with advertising imprinted on the luggage. You pay Orion a $19.99 annual membership fee and...
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Those darn airline fees just set a new record!

PHeymont ·
You see baggage, the airlines see even bigger profits.       Photo: Jarcje / Wikimedia   Those darn bag fees, change fees, fee fees and more just keep piling up at America's airlines. For the first quarter of 2015, they set a...
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Hang on tight! Your bag's going for a ride...

PHeymont ·
If you've ever considered bungee-jumping, zip-lining, sky-diving, roller coasters or other forms of extreme travel, hang on for this one...but it's only available if you are a camera attached to your suitcase...   The video above was shot by a...
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Travel hints: Carry on carrying on..

Marilyn Jones ·
Marilyn Jones was in Finland recently on a trip that changed some of her views on checked vs. carry-on. She offers her thoughts and some suggestions.
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New 'airline' charges more for carry-on than check-in

PHeymont ·
NewLeaf is a 'virtual airline,' but there's nothing virtual about their bag fees and their determination to load and unload planes fast.
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JetBlue makes its fans blue: Less space, more fees

PHeymont ·
JetBlue announced Wednesday that it would not only start charging baggage fees, but will also reduce legroom in its planes to add 15 more seats per plane. The airline, which made its reputation as being customer-friendly and heavily advertised its...
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Southwest: We'll charge fees, but not for bags

PHeymont ·
Southwest isn't giving up its special niche as the airline that doesn't charge for bags, but it'll soon be adding fees for a bunch of other things.
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Re: Travel hints: Carry on carrying on..

GarryRF ·
Marilyn. I fear your application of intelligence to packing is way beyond the average man. Maybe a guy who's had training in the armed services. I struggle with keeping my sock draw in matched pairs. But I take my hat of to you - for your wonderful magical skills. Maybe a few weeks packing at the check out in Wal Mart would teach me some skills.
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Re: Baggage Fees Paid For By Using Luggage with Ads

Travel Rob ·
If there's not a catch to this program, it seems like a great deal for the consumer. Some of the ad bags actually look like they have cool designs.
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Re: JetBlue makes its fans blue: Less space, more fees

DrFumblefinger ·
This is very disappointing news. I was hoping JetBlue would stick to its "customers first" mode of business operation, but obviously management has sold us out. That leaves only Southwest in the USA that has a different business model, and hopefully they'll stick to their principles and not succumb to these pressures.
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Re: JetBlue makes its fans blue: Less space, more fees

DrFumblefinger ·
The very slight bit of good news is that JetBlue still plans on keeping its basic wifi free. More on that story at this link .
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Has the Revolution Started? Ryanair allows 2nd bag and reduces fee

PHeymont ·
Ryanair, noted for low-cost tickets and strict rules and fees has now relented a bit. Passengers can now carry a second small bag free, and fee for getting your boarding pass reprinted has dropped from $95 to $20...MORE
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Delta tries 'May we carry on your carry-on?"

PHeymont ·
Delta is trying a new idea this summer, on a trial basis: Speeding up boarding by having airline staff load passengers' carry-ons in the overhead before passengers board. They're calling it 'Early Valet' and will test it on a number of flights from...
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And the squeeze goes on: are carry-ons next?

PHeymont ·
The battle of the overhead bins may take on a new look   Good things often come matched with bad things. This week, the International Air Transport Association, which represents about 250 airlines worldwide, has proposed new baggage standards....
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Frontier's raising bag fees; will the other "low-costs" follow?

PHeymont ·
Frontier Airlines, which last year joined Spirit and Allegiant in the ULCC (ultra-low-cost-carrier) class that seems to mean ULC (ultra lots of charges) for most folks, is raising its fees for checked bags. The only checked bags that will not go up by...
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Re: And the squeeze goes on: are carry-ons next?

DrFumblefinger ·
I favor standardizing, but think the seven inches depth is too skimpy. Nothing is more frustrating than having a bag that is okay as a carry-on with one airline, but to large with a connecting airline. Still, overall it looks like we're getting screwed again!
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Re: And the squeeze goes on: are carry-ons next?

DrFumblefinger ·
Good news for people traveling on Canada's two major airlines, Westjet and Air Canada. They will not adapt these new standards to their markets. The old baggage rules still apply. More on this story in the Vancouver Sun .
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Re: And the squeeze goes on: are carry-ons next?

PHeymont ·
So far, it appears, all the North American majors are staying out of it. Perhaps if this could be rethought so the depth could stay at 9", and the other two change, it would get more love from us customers...
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Re: Has the Revolution Started? Ryanair allows 2nd bag and reduces fee

DrFumblefinger ·
Ryanair just loves to get its name in the news, no matter what the context.
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Re: Has the Revolution Started? Ryanair allows 2nd bag and reduces fee

Former Member ·
The thought of a kinder, friendlier Michael O’Leary makes me all warm and fuzzy. Not. I smell a rat.
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Re: Has the Revolution Started? Ryanair allows 2nd bag and reduces fee

GarryRF ·
Ryanair are now selling complete vacation deals - so they've had to move on.
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Re: Has the Revolution Started? Ryanair allows 2nd bag and reduces fee

Former Member ·
Are you saying that the primary goal is not to sell a mere flight ticket but to sell the whole tamale ? $$$
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Re: Has the Revolution Started? Ryanair allows 2nd bag and reduces fee

GarryRF ·
The intention is to increase the profitability of Ryanair. For the first half of 2013-14, it announced revenue up 5% to €3.25bn and profit after tax rising 1% to €602m.
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Re: Spirit's New Plan: Higher 'Rush Hour' Bag Fees!

PortMoresby ·
New Yorker cartoon, flight attendant announcing, "In case of a loss of cabin pressure, oxygen masks will drop down in front of you for two dollars".
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Re: Spirit's New Plan: Higher 'Rush Hour' Bag Fees!

PHeymont ·
Thanks...that's definitely the "spirit!"
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Spirit's New Plan: Higher 'Rush Hour' Bag Fees!

PHeymont ·
Spirit Airlines--the one that sometimes makes Grinch seem like a good guy--is planning a new revenue-squeezer. It's planning to raise checked bag fees at high-travel times such as Christmas and other holidays. Spirit already has some of the...
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An era ends: Jet Blue's new fares and fees

PHeymont ·
JetBlue check-in kiosks at JFK. Save $5 by checking bag here instead of counter    Photo: JetBlue   With JetBlue's announcement today that it is ending free checked bags, Southwest is the only remaining major carrier offering free...
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Whoa! Not so fast on that shrinking baggage size!

PHeymont ·
The luggage line-up...which ones will fit?   The public roared, and the lion has retreated, at least for now. When the International Air Transport Association, an organization of over 250 airlines, announced a plan last week for a...
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Delta makes its 20-minute bag guarantee permanent

PHeymont ·
Delta's guarantee that your bags will hit the conveyor belt in the terminal within 20 minutes of landing, announced as a test a few months ago, is now permanent. Delta passengers whose bags don't appear in time are eligible to fill out an online form...
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Re: Delta makes its 20-minute bag guarantee permanent

DrFumblefinger ·
Nice to hear of something positive for consumers. As you know Alaska Airlines sparked this, as they've done this for at least a decade. But less waiting for a bag is a positive thing for travelers and I applaud them for doing so.
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Re: Whoa! Not so fast on that shrinking baggage size!

DrFumblefinger ·
That's good news! But rather than saying airline consumers were a lion, I think I'd have used "the sheep have bleated -- loudly"
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Airlines better on service, but complaints rise

PHeymont ·
Virgin America takes top spot in the latest annual quality ratings. For all airlines, 3 categories showed improvement, but complaints rose anyway.
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