Articles tagged “checked bags”

The Must-Have Items Battle-Hardened Travel Advisors Always Take on the Road

The Must-Have Items Battle-Hardened Travel Advisors Always Take on the Road

Paul Biasco, Skift

Take a page from the books of some experienced travel advisors from around the U.S. before you head out on your next adventure or business trip. We love the suggestion to swap out the hotel room's bar of soap with your favorite from home to start your day at ease.

1 month ago

American Airlines Copies U.S. Rivals by Hiking Checked Baggage Fees

American Airlines Copies U.S. Rivals by Hiking Checked Baggage Fees

Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

JetBlue started this round of bag fee hikes and United and Delta followed. American took a tiny bit longer, but bowed to the inevitable.

5 months ago

American Airlines Launches Enhanced Baggage Tracking as Competition Heats Up

American Airlines Launches Enhanced Baggage Tracking as Competition Heats Up

Grant Martin, Skift

With new technology launched by American Airlines this week, tracking checked luggage will be ever-so easier.

2 years ago

Many Airline Passengers Still Prefer Interacting With Employees Instead of Technology

Many Airline Passengers Still Prefer Interacting With Employees Instead of Technology

Brian Sumers, Skift

It's 2017. According to SITA, 98 percent of airline passengers fly with at least one mobile device. It's amazing that so many passengers still prefer to the face-to-face experience at airports. It's a lot slower than self-service, and often less effective.

2 years ago

Airlines Align Around Fewer Free Checked Bags for Customers

Airlines Align Around Fewer Free Checked Bags for Customers

Grant Martin, Skift

Domestic first class customers just lost a free checked bag on American Airlines in the latest lap in the race to the bottom.

3 years ago

JetBlue Passengers Checked More First Bags Than Expected

JetBlue Passengers Checked More First Bags Than Expected

Dennis Schaal, Skift

JetBlue was all about giving passengers more choice when the airline introduced new fare families in June. But It came as a surprise to JetBlue that passengers decided to check more first bags than the airline predicted.

3 years ago

Air Canada Video Confirms Flyers’ Worst Fears About Checked Bags

Air Canada Video Confirms Flyers’ Worst Fears About Checked Bags

Kevin J. Delaney, Quartz

This kind of baggage handling likely happens more than flyers or airlines want to admit, but evidence brings its existence to the forefront hopefully making flyers more cautious and carriers more responsibility.

5 years ago

The Number of Delayed and Lost Bags Reaches Ten-Year Low in 2013

The Number of Delayed and Lost Bags Reaches Ten-Year Low in 2013

Samantha Shankman, Skift

The rate of delayed and lost luggage is dropping as passenger numbers rise, but it's necessary to remember that those passengers may also be checking fewer bags due to an increase in fees over the past decade.

5 years ago

Airline Baggage Stats: More Checked Bags Mishandled More Often

Airline Baggage Stats: More Checked Bags Mishandled More Often

Dennis Schaal, Skift

At a time when U.S. airlines are talking about new bag-tracking technologies and other improvements, they collectively let an uptick in checked bags ruin several years of strides in their mishandled bags' numbers.

5 years ago

The Paranoia Ends Now As Southwest Rules Out Charging Bag or Change Fees In 2014

The Paranoia Ends Now As Southwest Rules Out Charging Bag or Change Fees In 2014

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Some pundits favorite sport -- speculating that Southwest will scrap Bags Fly Free -- can end right now. Southwest makes a lot of money in the form of customer retention and growth by not charging fees for first and second checked bags, as well as for changing flights, and there won't be any changes in these signature policies in 2014. So ruled CEO Gary Kelly.

5 years ago

American Airlines and US Airways Begin to Share Lounges and Miles

American Airlines and US Airways Begin to Share Lounges and Miles

Dennis Schaal, Skift

OK, these baby steps are the easy part in the integration of American Airlines and US Airways. Game on.

5 years ago

6 Ways Tech Will Change the Airport Experience In Coming Years

6 Ways Tech Will Change the Airport Experience In Coming Years

Samantha Shankman, Skift

The rate of innovation in mobile technology suggests that even if security still takes too long and seats are too small, flyers can at least rely on updated flight statuses and hassle-free check-ins.

5 years ago