Airlines Get $1B From Baggage Fees

(CNN) — Travelers paid $1 billion to US airlines last quarter to carry their suitcases. Monday the Department of Transportation reported the 27 U.S. airlines collected $960 million in baggage fees. That’s up 9 percent from the same period last year, but that number pales in comparison to ticket fares. Actual ticket fares¬†brought in $34 … Continue reading »

A Thousand Flights Delayed Sunday

(CNN) — Sunday is one of the busiest travel days of the year, as millions of people return home after the Thanksgiving holiday. The overall picture was a far cry from Wednesday, when snow snarled traffic on the ground and in the skies for a big chunk of the country. Sunday brought “warmer and more … Continue reading »

TSA Measures Scrutinize Electronics

(CNN) — ¬†Power it up, or leave it behind. The Transportation Security Administration said Sunday that officers may ask passengers en route to the United States from overseas to turn on their electronic devices to prove they work and aren’t explosive devices. They won’t allow devices without power on board planes. The traveler may then … Continue reading »

Airlines Gets Billions from Baggage Fees

(CNN) — All the baggage fees we have to pay when we fly are adding up to big bucks. Airliners raked in a whopping $3.3 billion from these fees alone in 2013. That’s according to new numbers from the Bureau of Transportation Statistics. The agency reports Delta earned the most money from baggage fees last … Continue reading »

Small Knives Allowed on Planes Soon

(CNN) — Small knives and sporting equipment will soon be allowed on airplanes. The Transpiration Security Administration announced Tuesday, knives must have blades that are six centimeters or shorter and less than half an inch in width. Up to two golf clubs, ski poles, hockey sticks, lacrosse sticks or pool cues will be allowed in … Continue reading »