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TSA to fire screener for leaving note in passenger’s bag

An airplane baggage screener faces dismissal for leaving a note in a passenger's bag that said "Get Your Freak On, Girl" after discovering a vibrator.

JetBlue asks celebrities to let go of baggage for a good...

NEW YORK - A little extra baggage isn't always a bad thing, especially on JetBlue Airways, the carrier known for offering customers a first checked bag free.

2010: Airlines rake $2.5 billion from baggage fees so far

Baggage fees may irritate you, but airlines sure aren't complaining.

Airline Baggage Transparency and Accountability Act

The Association for Airline Passenger Rights (AAPR) today applauded Sen.

Travel discount: check additional baggage online with Emirates and take 15...

“Advance planning can make a journey more enjoyable and hassle-free. Now passengers with additional baggage can also save money when they pay for the extra weight in advance of their trip.

In first three months of 2010 airlines raked in $769M in...

Checked baggage fees are really adding up – into a bundle of revenue for the airline industry.

Alaska Air new checked baggage fees take effect

Alaska Airlines as of Wednesday has changed its fees for checked baggage.

Ten things baggage handlers will not say

1. “Don’t pack light—we need the money.”

Beating airline luggage fees with new bags

If you're one of the millions of flyers fed up over skyrocketing baggage fees, why not give up on checking your bags altogether?

O’Leary denies profiteering charges

Ryanair has been forced to defend claims it was profiteering today after the airline revealed it was hiking baggage charges just for the peak holiday period of July and August

Kenya Airways adds frills for business class travelers

It is now three pieces of baggage, weighing 23 KG each, which Kenya Airways allows their

If you have to pay for your luggage why keep feeding...

The solution to the airlines’ harrying, confusing, ever-changing, and always increasing luggage fees, as well as long airport check-in lines, may just be to have your luggage shipped to your destina

Declaring excess valuation is the wisest move for passengers checking bags

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.

New airline charges taking off

Baggage fees, the golden goose for airlines desperate for more cash, are bringing in billions of dollars in revenues for U.S. airlines.

As airlines run out of new fees the old fees go...

What used to cost US$20 for the first checked bag and US$30 for the second, will now cost you US$25 and US$35, repectively, on American Airlines beginning on February 1, 2010.

Southwest ad campaign took time to resonate with fliers

Southwest Airlines decided to fly solo as other U.S. airlines rolled out fees last year.

US DOT issues guidance letter to airlines on lost, damaged, or...

On October 9, 2009, the US Department of Transportation (DOT) issued a guidance letter to the airlines asking that they review their policies related to the reimbursement of passengers’ expenses rel

Airlines changing baggage fees again

Airlines collected about US$566 million in baggage fees in the first three months of 2009, up from about US$123 million in the same period last year, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statisti

Carry-on baggage size requirements may go universal in the US

United States House of Representatives by Rep. Daniel Lipinski (D-IL) has submitted a bill that seeks to set one enforceable standard for all bags carried onboard US commercial aircraft.

A billion reasons to charge for luggage

NEW YORK - The round of baggage fees that came last year may have annoyed the heck out of customers, but according to government figures, they were a billion-dollar lifesaver for cash-strapped airline

Virgin America to charge to check a single bag

Virgin America introduced a $15 fee to check a single bag, falling in line with other U.S. carriers that use such fees to generate revenue as the economic recession weighs on travel demand.

Airlines lose record amount of luggage

LONDON — Airlines worldwide failed to recover more than one million bags in 2007 after mishandling a record 42 million, a British consumer watchdog said Tuesday, citing industry figures.

15 airline scales fail state inspection

Three state investigators with the Arizona Department of Weights and Measures went to the Tucson International Airport Tuesday to check the scales. All 15 scales investigators checked failed at TIA.

What it costs an airline to fly your luggage

As you head off on your Thanksgiving travels this week and prepare to pay airline baggage fees, you may wonder what it actually costs the airline to fly your 40-pound suitcase.

American Airlines implements bag embargo during holiday season to select Latin...

FORT WORTH, TX - In anticipation of increased holiday travel to and from certain cities in Latin America, Mexico, and the Caribbean, American Airlines and American Eagle are implementing their customa