Articles tagged “checked bags”

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Miami Airport Gets $100 Million To Improve Bag-Screening, Operations

Miami Airport Gets $100 Million To Improve Bag-Screening, Operations

Evan S. Benn, Miami Herald

Miami International Airport is one of the most-gridlocked when it comes Customs wait lines. This $100 million grant for bag-screening improvements and to expedite security screening when passengers move between terminals should help ease the congestion.

6 years ago

Electronics and Jewelry From Airlines’ Unclaimed Bags on Sale in Alabama

Electronics and Jewelry From Airlines’ Unclaimed Bags on Sale in Alabama

Chris Erskine, Los Angeles Times

If an airline never finds your checked bag, or if you don't retrieve it for some reason, you can expect that Rolex, or Swatch, tucked between your suit in your suitcase to go on sale in Alabama after three months or so. So, that's where it went.

6 years ago

Three U.S. Airlines Delivering Checked Bags to Your Door for a Fee

Brian Sumers, Los Angeles Times

If airlines make money on this delivery service, then it will stick. If they don't, then you'll be lugging your bags home on your own -- as most people will continue to do anyway.

6 years ago

Iberia’s latest attempt at innovation: Print-at-home baggage tags

Iberia’s latest attempt at innovation: Print-at-home baggage tags

Samantha Shankman, Skift

The launch will be well-received by flyers looking to cut a few more minutes off the increasingly expedited airport check-in, and shows there are still ways to shave time without launching yet another mobile app.

6 years ago

Will American Airlines new boarding process lead to free-for-all at the gate?

The airlines created boarding chaos, with passengers trying to stuff bags in overhead bins to avoid checked-bag fees, and now they are trying to figure a way out of the mess (while keeping the fees, of course).

6 years ago

EasyJet closes airport ticket desks to drive online check-ins

Oliver Smith, The Daily Telegraph

EasyJet isn't -- yet -- going the Ryanair route of charging exorbitant fees for airport check-ins, but it is doing everything it can to force passengers to check-in online so the airline can cut costs.

7 years ago

US Airways lets passengers track their checked bags

If your checked bag isn't on your flight, at least you can start borrowing clothes or plotting strategy early, and you won't be waiting for disappointment around the luggage carousel at the airport when you land.

7 years ago

Checked bags on Southwest and Airtran got a little more expensive today

Checked bags on Southwest and Airtran got a little more expensive today

Kelly Yamanouchi, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Southwest can’t keep base airfares low without finding somewhere to make up for losses from its free bag policy, but that means little to the consumers who only perceive Southwest’s shift towards mainstream pricing models.

7 years ago

TSA disarray: Agency faces challenges from passenger thefts and security lapses

TSA disarray: Agency faces challenges from passenger thefts and security lapses

Dennis Schaal, Skift

The TSA is still an agency in disarray. That's scary.

7 years ago