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Judge Grants Class-Action Status In Case Over Delta, AirTran Original Checked Bag Fees

A lawsuit that stretches back to all the way to 2009 and the early days of baggage fees accusing Delta Air Lines and AirTran of colluding to implement their original fees for passengers’ first checked bags has finally achieved class-action certification. 317 more words

Air Travel

I enjoy airports, for the most part.  It’s the best place to people-watch and create little stories about who they are and where they’re going.  There was the beautiful woman wearing yoga pants that seemed to be painted on (she had no underwear on, we all could see that) and a sports bra who must have been flying to Iceland for the annual “Miss Herring Pudding Contest.”  I chatted a little bit with a large sized man who was taking a spur-of-the-moment trip to Salt Lake City to see his sister who had recently been in a car accident, and I wondered how in the world the strip club would survive without its best bouncer for a whole week.  610 more words

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Smart Packing for the Holidays

It’s about to be that time of year again, when planes are jammed, tempers are flaring, and we’re supposed to deliver gifts while full of cheer. 230 more words

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Spirit Airlines Drops Some Baggage Fees For Active Duty Military Personnel

Spirit Airlines has long been known as the airline that charges a fee for nearly everything: checked bags, carry-on bags, seat selection, and water, just to name a few. 253 more words

New Bill Aims To Limit "Ridiculous" Airline Fees For Checked Bags, Cancellations

Most airlines now charge fees for everything from checked bags to changing your itinerary, resulting in billions of dollars of revenue for carriers and annoyance for travelers. 578 more words

It may not feel like it, but US airline fees are actually leveling out

US airline baggage and booking fees—the bane of many travelers’ existences—are finally leveling out after years of explosive growth.

Data from PlaneStats.com, an aviation-data platform run by consulting firm Oliver Wyman, show that US airline fees are rising at a slower pace than they have in the past. 265 more words

Why are all the major airlines (excluding Southwest) seem to keep adding new fees for incidentals while providing less perks? We all know the answer is simple. 1,341 more words

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