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Even Elite Passengers Can’t Escape All Airline Bag Fees

Interesting report from Skift notes changes in airline baggage policies for elite passengers – and by elite, we mean the most frequent of flyers who spend a lot of money. Airline Bag Fees for Elite Passengers Skift points out changes at American Airlines: “Until this week, passengers flying domestically in… Read More

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When Airlines Break Your Bags: Your Rights

A few years back, musician Dave Schneider boarded a Delta flight after checking his vintage Gibson guitar (estimated value $10,000). It broke. The airline initially balked at any kind of reimbursement but ultimately agreed to pay for repairs after the story went viral. [Don’t miss the video below.] Best #LuggageFails… Read More

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Airlines with Most Loyal Passengers

Do you have a favorite airline, one you fly whenever possible? That’s not the way to find the cheapest flights (because no airline always has the best deal) but it can help rack up points in miles programs. So which airlines foster the most loyalty? Some surprises. LISTEN: Rick Seaney… Read More

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Airlines Hike Fares – Again

LATEST – 6th airfare hike of the year fails. At 4 p.m. eastern on March 4, American and Delta rolled back their fares, as United did just a few hours earlier. [See chart below] UPDATE March 4 – At 1 p.m. eastern, United Airlines began rolling back its fares –… Read More

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Updated: March 21, 2016

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Spirit Drops Bag Fees – But Only for a Few

This is a surprise, but a nice one. For some. LISTEN: If you hate fees, listen to this. Spirit Drops Fees for Some Military According to the Military Times, as of Feb. 19, ultra-discount airline Spirit has dropped bag fees for active-duty military. The details: No fee for carry-on bags… Read More