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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

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

Book It!! Best Times to Buy Air

I have been doing a lot of airline research lately for my clients.  Prices seem to be out of control with no end in sight.  I have seen $400-$700 fares from NYC to Orlando for Spring Break travel,  when in the past I have traveled for $200-$250.  Basically, if you want to travel at peak times the airlines want you to pay peak prices and charge you a service fee!

I know with families it can be hard to plan a trip far in advance, but if you want to make sure you do not use all of your travel budget on airfare, then here are some tips and information to make sure you save money.

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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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By Kimberly Milnes

Top Tips For Flying with Kids

Yes, it is that look of fear and dread that takes over most parents when they think of flying with their kids. I hate to see families forgoing vacations, just for fear of what will happen when flying with their kids.  Really, it does not have to be that bad.  But, as I have said before, being prepared is half the battle.  I wanted to share some of my top tips to take the hassle, fear and stress out of flying.

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New Carry-On Bag Rules – Don’t Get Stuck Paying Another Fee!
Bumped From Your Flight – Now What?
Book It!! Best Times to Buy Air
Canceled?! What Do You Do?
Top Tips For Flying with Kids