Tag: baggage fees

Canadian travellers: do’s and don’ts when travelling and staying in vacation rentals

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 11, 2019 20:13

The annual 2019 Airplane and Hotel Etiquette Study results are released by Expedia, offering a deep dive into Canadian travellers' preferences, behaviours, and pet peeves. And while we all have ... Read More

Are you still wearing extra clothes to avoid baggage fees?

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 4, 2019 21:37

Passengers who don extra clothes to avoid fees charged for overweight baggage is not an acceptable practice according to 42% of respondents to a survey conducted by The GO Group, ... Read More

Global average airline ticket price expected to drop by April

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 12, 2019 16:30

CWT Solutions Group forecasts global average ticket prices (ATP) for air bookings will drop to around US$673 by April, down just over 4% from February levels, as published fares correct ... Read More

European airlines lead 2018 a la carte revenue estimate at $22.5 billion

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 19, 2019 16:37

The latest airline industry report estimated airline a la carte revenue at $65 billion worldwide for 2018. Each year IdeaWorksCompany analyses the ancillary revenue disclosures for airlines all over the ... Read More

United launches annual subscriptions for Economy Plus and checked baggage

editor editor- June 4, 2013 02:15

CHICAGO, Ill. – United Airlines has launched subscription options that offer customers access to Economy Plus seating or pre-paid checked baggage charges for a year. Read More

Brits scream bloody murder as airline fees soar 67 percent

editor editor- April 30, 2013 10:03

An annual study by TravelSupermarket, the price comparison website, revealed those carriers whose fees for “optional” services, including checked luggage and allocated seating, have risen most sha Read More

Death of airline competition by thousands of fees

editor editor- May 9, 2012 02:28

If one were to listen to airline executives giving speeches across the country, the only conclusion would be that the airline industry is the most perfectly transparent industry in the ... Read More

Baggage fees strand passenger at the airport for over a week

editor editor- November 3, 2011 07:46

Various airline fees can be a pricey annoyance for many passengers, but one caused a whole lot of trouble in the life of a Sonoma County woman. Read More

Spirit Airlines invents new “late” baggage fee

editor editor- March 30, 2011 04:42

Last-minute planners beware: Spirit Airlines has added fees for travelers who wait to pay for carry-on or checked luggage within 24 hours of departure. Read More

O’Leary offering rebellious students lesson on packing

editor editor- February 14, 2011 06:00

Days after a dispute over an an oversize luggage fee prompted the airline to kick dozens of the students off a plane, it's offering them a lesson on packing. Read More

Delta rakes in nearly 1 billion dollars in Q3

editor editor- October 21, 2010 08:31

ATLANTA, GA - For the quarter ending September 30, 2010, Delta Air Lines reported that it brought in US$929 million, and that's not taking into account what is classified as ... Read More

Southwest may start charging baggage fees

editor editor- July 23, 2009 06:00

Could baggage fees be in the Southwest Airlines’ future? Southwest CEO Gary Kelly did not rule out fees for first and second bags during a Tuesday conference call on Southwest’s ... Read More

US Airways will raise baggage fees by $5 a bag in July

editor editor- May 19, 2009 05:36

Tempe, Ariz.-based US Airways will start charging in $20 in July for the first bag under 50 pounds checked in at the airport. That is up from the current $15 ... Read More

United, US Airways to hike baggage fees

editor editor- May 15, 2009 05:17

Infrequent fliers who travel this summer may soon have to pay more to check their bags at the airport. Read More

“The fewer bags you check, the fewer bags you lose”

editor editor- March 3, 2009 05:36

Airlines lost 1.3 million fewer bags in 2008, as more passengers wheeled, dragged and toted their luggage aboard planes to avoid paying new fees to check bags, federal data show. Read More