Spirit Airlines to Change Personal Item Size


Spirit Airlines, one of the first a la carte airlines to charge for just about everything, is changing the size of the allowable personal item carried on board. Spirit charges for a full size carry-on but allows a personal item …

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Uzbekistan Airways to start weighing passengers


    Uzbekistan Airways, the national airline of Uzbekistan, (go ahead, I’ll wait while you find it on a map), announced it will start weighing customers along with their hand luggage. Just after checking in, passengers will be ushered to …

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IATA rethinks its carry on initiative

In case you are following the saga of IATA and it’s proposed carry-on initiative, the news now is that the trade organization is rethinking the idea now that no North American airlines will abide by them. Here’s their press release: …

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Everything is getting smaller


  Smaller Bags By now, you’ve probably heard that IATA, the International Air Transport Association, a trade group representing most of the world’s airlines, has proposed a new standard sized carry-on bag.   Measuring  55 x 35 x 20 cm/21.6 …

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TSA Precheck, Lewis N. Clark ElectroLight, OBOW Goes Mobile


TSA Precheck  If you were one of the fortunate few who got chosen for TSA Precheck in the past even though you never signed up for it, say goodbye to the privilege. TSA says that enough people have signed up …

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Tom Bihn, Travelon Bag Bungee, Travel Goods Show


Tom Bihn Tom Bihn announced a few new items today.  The Spiff Kit toiletry kit comes in two sizes and is available in four dyneema colors. They are seen on the left and right in the photo on the left. …

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Expedia/Orbitz, JetBlue/Apple Pay


Expedia/Orbitz   Just last month we reported that the parent company of online booking site Expedia.com bought competitor Travelocity. Today, Expedia bought another competing site, Orbitz, for $1.3 billion. Expedia and its biggest competitor Priceline have both been on a …

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Cuba, Expedia/Travelocity, Skymall


We’re back……. Cuba In case you haven’t heard, the U.S. is easing restrictions on travel and trade with Cuba. While, technically, American citizens can’t go there strictly for “tourist” purposes, there are enough new reasons to obtain a visa that …

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Featherlight Packing Aids, Delta Airlines and Nuts


Lewis N Clark Featherlight Packing Aids Lewis N. Clark, a stalwart in the travel accessories business, has come out with their own line of ultra-lightweight packing aids. Called the Featherlight line, these packing aids are made of rip-stop nylon and weigh …

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Venice Bans Wheeled Bags


Venice, Italy, one of the most beautiful and visited places on the planet will ban all wheeled luggage beginning in May of 2015. Anyone tugging a wheeled bag with rubber wheels will be subject to a fine up to 500 …

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