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By Kimberly Milnes

New Carry-On Bag Rules – Don’t Get Stuck Paying Another Fee!

 

Since airlines introduced the “Check Bag Fee”, many of you have been packing light or trying to stuff it all in to your carry-on bag.  Well, recently many of the airlines introduced new size restrictions for carry-on bags. That means if your bag does not meet the new size restrictions you will have to check the bag and pay that $25 fee.  Even, worse if you have already checked a bag you might have to pay an additional $35, $40 or even $100, depending on where you are flying. It is CRAZY.

The biggest change is the width of the bag. It is now down to 14 inches, but most carry-on bags are 15 inches. So, as we approach the big Summer travel season I wanted to make sure you know the new rules so you can avoid being charged another fee.

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By Kimberly Milnes

Where To Go In 2014

Where are people traveling?  What are the “hot” travel destinations?  Trip Advisor just released their list of the top destinations for 2014.  They created this ranking based on the number and quality of reviews that they received over the last year.   I wanted to share the list, as I think it can be a great place to start in choosing your next destination.

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By Kimberly Milnes

Travel Tips To Help You Save

I am always looking for ways to save on my client’s travel, as well as my own.   When I think about saving money, I put value at the top of my list. I believe it is best to not just see the total price, but to really look at what is included in that price.   A great example, my husband and I going to Cancun at the end of the month. Since we won’t have the kids we are OK with having a stop in our trip if it will save us money. But in the end saving $50 did not make sense when we can fly non-stop each way.

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By Kimberly Milnes

Bumped From Your Flight – Now What?

You have been counting the days until your much needed vacation. You arrive at the airport 2 hours early to make sure you have plenty of time to check in and get through security. When you get to the ticket counter to check in the agent says your flight is oversold and you have been booked on a flight 2 hours later.  What??? How can that happen?

As the airlines are flying fewer planes and booking them to capacity this is happening more and more. In 2012, nearly 59,000 people were bumped from their flights. So what do you need to know about your rights as a passenger or even better how to make sure this does not happen to you.

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By Kimberly Milnes

Canceled?! What Do You Do?

 

Well, as I am sure you have seen on the news over and over this past week the airports have been closed, flights canceled, delayed and many passengers are stranded.  The snow and freezing over the last week has canceled over 20,000 flights.  Jet Blue actually closed services at 4 airports for over 17 hours, canceling over 1800 flights.  All of this means passengers are stranded and need to be rescheduled or even worse, having to cancel travel plans all together.

So what do you do when your flight is canceled and how do you prepare for this situation in the future:

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New Carry-On Bag Rules – Don’t Get Stuck Paying Another Fee!
Where To Go In 2014
Bumped From Your Flight – Now What?
Canceled?! What Do You Do?