Change To American Airlines’ Restrictions For Basic Economy Fares Takes Effect Today

When American Airlines rolled out Basic Economy fares in 2017, the restrictions were strict. Basic Economy ticket holders on American had the following limitations on their tickets:

  • One item that fits under the seat in front of you (no access to overhead bins)
  • Seats are assigned at check-in
  • Fees to choose a specific seat
  • Not eligible for upgrades
  • No flight changes or refunds
  • Board in last group

As of today, September 5, 2018, American is removing one of those restrictions.  Continue reading “Change To American Airlines’ Restrictions For Basic Economy Fares Takes Effect Today”

Advertisements

This Stroller’s In The Guinness Book of World Records & Could Be The Best Travel Stroller Ever

We’ve posted about a few innovative items invented to make the lives of travelers that much easier. There’s been the carry-on bag that doubles as a stroller, the luggage that you can ride on, the world’s best travel jacket and even what might be the most perfect carry-on ever. But this, I think, has the potential to make the life of traveling parents the easiest yet!

Continue reading “This Stroller’s In The Guinness Book of World Records & Could Be The Best Travel Stroller Ever”

Is This The Most Perfect Carry On Suitcase Ever? Well, It Might Be Close

If you’re in the market for a carry on suitcase, you have just about a bajillion options to choose from. But if you do a search for the most “perfect” bag, your choices are narrowed quite a bit.

Away is a newer brand of luggage and they say their bags are “perfect.” What’s so perfect about them? Well, this is what they tout:

Continue reading “Is This The Most Perfect Carry On Suitcase Ever? Well, It Might Be Close”

A Few Inches Makes All The Difference

Size matters. Especially when you’re dealing with something as important as the dimensions of your carry on bag. With passengers not wanting to check luggage because of cost and the possibility the airlines will lose their stuff, people are trying to bring as much as they can with them on the plane. Because of this, airlines are getting stricter about the size and number of items you can bring with you.  It’s now crucial to have a bag that’ll fit in the airline’s sizing device. Here’s a link showing the current size bags allowed on many airlines. Now that airlines are looking for any way possible to get more money from you, collecting fees to gate check a bag that’s “too big” for the overhead bins is easy money. We’ve even come across gate agents who claimed our bags were too large, when they most certainly were not. See, it fits just fine.

SizeCheck

You’ll see many websites telling you which bags are “carry-on approved” or “fits in over head bins”. Don’t believe them. I’ll share with you a story of how Sharon and I learned the hard way that 22 inches doesn’t necessarily mean EXACTLY 22 inches.  Continue reading “A Few Inches Makes All The Difference”

No, My Carry On Bag Is NOT Too Big To Fit In The Overhead

“Ma’am, Your carry on bag is too big to fit into the overhead. You’ll have to gate check it.” These were the words of the American Airline employee with the sourpuss as I gave her my boarding pass. “And you’re only allowed to have 2 bags. You’re carrying too many bags.”

Continue reading “No, My Carry On Bag Is NOT Too Big To Fit In The Overhead”