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Is it cheaper to ship your luggage?

Ten years ago, this question would leave a lot of people scratching their heads. Until 2008, checking two bags with all major airlines was free…or at least included in the price of your ticket. How quaint that seems now that checking two bags will cost you $140 round trip on all major airlines. Have a…

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7 Billion Reasons to LugLess

Airlines checked bag fees skyrocket According the the Government Accountability Office, airlines collected $7.1 billion in revenue from checked bag and changed reservations fees in the past 12 months! Now, that’s a lot of zeroes (nine by our count). Is it getting better? Ummm…nope. The airlines’s total haul for bag fees was a record $1.2…

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What is Basic Economy?

What you need to know about Basic Economy In recent months, the three major US airlines have announced a new class of fare called “Basic Economy.” ¬†Intended to offer lower cost airfare to compete with low-cost carriers such as Southwest, JetBlue, and Spirit; these fares come without some features that have always been considered included.…

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