Articles tagged “baggage”

Online Travel

Paragon Buys a Bag Tag Maker in a Bid to Digitize Airline Luggage Tracking

While not glamorous, the digitization of bag tagging could help airlines lose fewer pieces of luggage. Paragon, a public tech company, aims to scale up Security Label's business with customers like Air France.

Paragon Buys a Bag Tag Maker in a Bid to Digitize Airline Luggage Tracking

Airlines

Ryanair’s Latest Fee Targets Carry-Ons With Wheels

Flyers always hate a new restriction, but this is a valid question: Would you rather leave on time, or have more liberty with your carry-on?

Ryanair’s Latest Fee Targets Carry-Ons With Wheels

Airlines

Customers Cram Carry-Ons as U.S. Airlines Look the Other Way

Don’t look for airlines to impose weight limits on carry-on bags anytime soon, even though jet fuel prices are climbing and heavier loads eat up fuel.

Customers Cram Carry-Ons as U.S. Airlines Look the Other Way

Business Travel

Luxury Luggage Brand Rimowa Wants to Sell More Than Suitcases

Sales of Rimowa's grooved aluminum suitcases are growing by an estimated 30 percent a year. But brand extensions beyond luggage could turn out to be a case study in dreams that go undelivered.

Luxury Luggage Brand Rimowa Wants to Sell More Than Suitcases

Airlines

Southwest Quarrels With Competitors Over New Lost-Bag Math Rules

American and United go so far as to claim that there are no “quantifiable, or even unquantifiable, public benefits” of the government reporting on how many bags U.S. airlines lose and mishandle. Well, those reports help consumers make informed decisions.

Southwest Quarrels With Competitors Over New Lost-Bag Math Rules

Airlines

Airlines Fail to Convince Flyers to Abandon Bags in Emergencies

Maybe the adversarial relationship between flyers and airlines doesn't help here. Flyers assume airlines enjoy screwing them on everything from fare to legroom. But everyone wants to live, including pilots and crew, so in an emergency passengers need to put down the bag and flee.

Airlines Fail to Convince Flyers to Abandon Bags in Emergencies

Online Travel

The Luggage Industry Keeps Adding Tech Gimmicks to Boost Sales

At this year's annual travel goods industry conference, it's obvious that the hot trend among manufacturers is to add USB ports, battery packs, and location-aware beacons to their luggage.

The Luggage Industry Keeps Adding Tech Gimmicks to Boost Sales

Airlines

U.S. Senate Bill Pushes for Checked Bag Fee Refunds if the Bag Is Lost

This would appear to be a no-brainer, especially from a passenger experience angle. What better way to make people less mad about you losing their bag than refunding them the $50 or so they spent for you to take care of it?

U.S. Senate Bill Pushes for Checked Bag Fee Refunds if the Bag Is Lost

Airlines

British Airways Begins Crackdown as Luggage Woes Go International

IATA had a good idea, it just didn't implement it with any authority.

British Airways Begins Crackdown as Luggage Woes Go International

Airlines

IATA Pauses Cabin OK Carry-On Baggage Proposal After Consumer Confusion

You won! Your larger bags are just as OK to fly with as they were all along. And for the dozen of you forced to check yours because someone else brought a too big bag? Well, nothing's changed here either.

IATA Pauses Cabin OK Carry-On Baggage Proposal After Consumer Confusion