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Watch this baggage handler do a fist pump while tossing luggage

A baggage handler was caught on video tossing luggage into a bin with abandon, including a box of live fish.
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Hawaiian Airlines raises checked bag fees between Hawaii and North America

Hawaiian Airlines has announced a price hike on first and second checked bags on flights between North America and Hawaii.
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WestJet Vacations now charging fee for first checked bags

Starting Nov. 2, WestJet will be introducing a new WestJet Vacations (WVI) fee for first bags to all international Sun destinations for guests travelling on or after Dec. 3, 2018.
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Woman who said suitcase was broken into simply took the wrong bag

American Airlines passenger Anna Knight said she was “robbed” of all her belongings in her checked baggage.
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No more free checked bags with Air Transat’s Eco Budget fares

Air Transat has announced that its lowest‑priced fare, Eco Budget, will no longer include a free checked bag or the possibility to make changes or cancellations, in a policy change the carrier says aligns its flexibility conditions with those of the airline industry.
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Two baggage handlers go viral for extreme opposite behaviour

If your luggage had the choice to fly to Lanseria, South Africa or Manchester, England, which do you think it’d prefer?
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Passenger rights advocate launches complaint against Swoop

An air passenger rights advocate has filed a regulatory complaint against Swoop Inc., claiming the new low-cost airline is unlawfully charging baggage fees.
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Delta is the latest airline to raise checked bag fees

Delta Air Lines is joining two rivals in raising fees to check a bag on a flight within the United States.
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Air Canada, WestJet bump up fees for first and second checked bags

Airlines have been raking in billions of dollars worth of ancillary fees for years, for everything from checked bags to seat selection to meals. Now the latest round of baggage fee increases will no doubt offset rising fuel costs too.
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Competitive pressures meant checked bag fees were “inevitable”, says Cayman Airways

Cayman Airways is dropping its long-standing policy of two free checked bags in Economy and bringing in checked bag fees on international flights, for tickets purchased on or after Aug. 1.
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WestJet adds capacity to PUJ, SJD; Onex Corp. deal gets first approval
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