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If you routinely buy first class tickets for weekend getaways to Paris (sample June fare: $7,944) you probably don’t care about extra fees. The rest of us do. Here are some creative ways to avoid them and all those other annoying extra charges. LISTEN: Rick Seaney has more ideas on avoiding fees. 1. Problem: Checked-bag … Read 5 Creative Ways to Avoid Airline FeesPosted In: Fees
If you plan to fly United and take along a carry-on bag, better give it a good hard look before you start packing. Size Limits Now Enforced As FareCompare reported last week, United is cracking down on over-sized bags. These are the airline’s current, allowable dimensions: 9 inches X 14 inches X 22 inches (with handles, … Read 5 Ways United’s Carry-on Bag Crackdown is Actually Good for TravelersPosted In: Airlines, Fees
Summer is fast approaching and while you’re looking for cheap flights and paying for checked-baggage rates also a good chunk of change, it is especially important to save where you can. Luckily, summer is the perfect travel season for packing light. Tees and shorts take up little space, but somehow people still end up over-packing. … Read 5 Multipurpose Items for Your Summer Travel BagPosted In: Fees, Travel Tips
If you know anything about the history of airline baggage fees, you’ll remember the year 2008. That’s when American Airlines rocked the air travel industry by charging for a first checked-bag. Sure, the U.S. Travel Association may demand a free bag for every passenger, but it’ll never happen – airlines in the U.S. alone took … Read Airline Baggage Fees – 10 Tips to Save Time & MoneyPosted In: Fees
If FareCompare readers were to consult a Magic 8 Ball about whether travel costs will rise in 2012, the answer would be, “All signs point to ‘yes.’” But that doesn’t mean the news is all bad. Here are some air travel and related trends to bet on for 2012. Listen as FareCompare’s Rick Seaney tells … Read What 2012 Will Bring for Air Travelers and Cheap TicketsPosted In: Best Time to Buy Airfare, Fees, Multimedia, Podcasts, Travel Tips