Flying with the family this Memorial Day weekend? Learn how flying on the right days with the right bags can literally save you hundreds of dollars. And before you pack, check what your airline charges for baggage on FareCompare's Baggage Fee Chart. Watch out for storm delays: summer weather can be worse than winter for flights delays, and the new 3-hour rule limiting planes' time on the tarmac may create more problems, but we have simple strategies to help you deal with airline cancelations or delays. The gulf oil spill remains big news - so what impact is the oil spill having on this week's airline ticket prices? Let us know if it's had any effect on your summer plans. If so (or you haven't made any plans yet), check out our Getaway Maps with real-time prices from your home airport to fun locations all over. It's a great way to scope out vacation hot spots. Finally, do you know about Honor Flight? It's an organization that flies World War II veterans from all over the U.S. to Washington, to see the monument that honors their sacrifices. For the vets, the flights are free, thanks to Southwest - and we have some moving video.
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You all remember the Twitter rant by that Hollywood director, right? The portly fellow (by his own admission) was told by Southwest that he was too big for a single airline seat and had to buy another. The problem with airline "passenger-of-size" policies is the arbitrary nature of them: What is too fat? Who decides? And why is a passenger considered okay for a single seat on one flight, but not on another? My solution: "if you fit, you fly" - let passengers try out airline seats in the airport gate area before they board the plane. Tell me what you think. I say all fliers deserve a comfortable flight. Rick Seaney, CEO of FareCompare
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