Lost Baggage Rate Drops

As reported in the Los Angeles Times, the rate of lost and damaged baggage on airlines around the world dropped more than 60% in the past seven years. The paper cites a new study by SITA, a company specializing in air transport information. While that’s an incredible improvement, check out… Read More

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Frontier Raising Some Bag Fees

Brace yourself. As of May 1, Frontier Airlines will be raising some of its bag fees. But not by much. Frontier: Bag Fees Rise in May The Denver-based discount airline is raising some baggage fees from $5 to $10 as of May 1, 2015. Note: Some airlines have very complicated… Read More

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Holiday Fee Hike: Spirit Raises Bag Fees

Good news: Spirit Airlines’ baggage fee hike didn’t affect Thanksgiving flights. Bad news: This is one lousy gift for Christmas travelers. See Spirit’s entertaining bag video below. What You’ll Pay, What You’ll Get The new higher fee applies to checked-bags only – and, we are told, it is temporary. What:… Read More

JetBlue Airplane taking off

JetBlue to Add New Bag Fees for Some Passengers

As FareCompare’s Rick Seaney predicted earlier this year, JetBlue will begin charging for first checked-bags for some of its customers beginning in 2015. New Bag Fees to Begin in 2015 Until now, all JetBlue passengers got a first checked-bag for free. That will no longer be the case according to… Read More


The Worst Fee of All – And How to Avoid It

If you’re not familiar with the change fee, it’s time to learn especially now with many of us making expensive holiday flight reservations. You could avoid a nasty surprise. As much as $200 worth of nastiness. LISTEN: Travel expert Rick Seaney hates nasty surprises. What is an Airline Change Fee If… Read More