A lot of thought goes into your luggage when you head out on vacation: what to pack, how to pack it, carry it on or check it. But, once you get to the airport have you ever thought of the journey your bag takes to get to your final destination?
According to the DOT, in 2014 U.S. airlines averaged 3.62 reports of mishandled (defined as lost, damaged or delayed) baggage for every 1,000 passengers. (Photo: Flickr/TheeErin) (more…)
Here's my packing philosophy. Lay out everything you want to take and have somebody else remove half of it. Read the comments for many great tips. But there are times where shipping your luggage makes sense. This New York Times article has some valuable information. By STEPHANIE ROSENBLOOM John F. Stephenson/Topical Press
Traveling has become an endurance contest. Besides the horrible security check-in lines, the airlines have figured out how to make money from just about everything. I'm surprised they haven't instituted a bathroom usage fee. Checked baggage is now a big revenue stream for the airlines. So, more fliers have figured out