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We all have baggage (fees). And that's a good thing.

Professionally, I spend a fair amount of time talking about bag fees. And why they are good. Because they are. They help keep base airfare low and ensure that you only pay for services you use. 563 more words

Traveling Bumps Solutions 101

Recently, my sister was going on a short trip.  (I have more than one.  They don’t want to be ID, which is fair enough.  With the things I might reveal about them, I wouldn’t want to be named either).  637 more words

Transport Bumps

Amtrak Looks to Boost Checked Baggage Revenue

Having seen how the airline industry annually rakes in $3.3 billion from checked baggage fees, Amtrak is trying to boost its own baggage revenue.

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Amtrak News

Senate report calls for crackdown on airlines’ hidden fees

Airlines aren’t telling the whole truth about their fares, a report issued today by the Senate found.

The research, released by the minority staff of the Senate Commerce Committee, revealed that… 843 more words


Senate Report Rips Airlines For Failing To Clearly Disclose Fees

Barring a law outlawing them — or severely limiting them — fees for everything from checked bags, to food, to in-flight entertainment, to preferred seating, to early boarding (and… 834 more words

Air Travel

Delta Hit With Another $2.7M In Sanctions In Years-Old Baggage-Fee Collusion Case

A still-pending class-action lawsuit that dates back to the dawn of the baggage-fee era alleges that Delta and AirTran colluded to implement their original fees for passengers’ first checked bags. 1,011 more words

Do Airline Bag Fees Really Increase Profits?

In 2008, American Airlines CEO Gerard Arpey decided his airline was going to become the first to charge a first-bag-checked fee to its customers. Thus began a dubious trend in the airline industry towards charging significant fees on top of the price for tickets. 569 more words