TITLE

Dodging Air Travel's Rising Baggage Costs

AUTHOR(S)
Haber, Paul
PUB. DATE
August 2008
SOURCE
Back Stage East;8/21/2008, Vol. 49 Issue 34, p10
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the issue concerning the cost of air travel and the management of luggage in airlines in the U.S. It cites the increase of surcharges and fees that have been collected on passengers. It reveals the move of some carriers to impose charges for checked luggage. It also explores the problem regarding the loss of luggage and the responsibility of the airline industry on the issue.
ACCESSION #
34395416

 

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