How to avoid baggage fees: Wear your luggage

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  1. sobore
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    http://www.cnn.com/2013/09/20/travel/wearable-luggage-jaktogo/

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    With the exception of toilet paper, low-cost airlines have managed to tack a fee on pretty much every formerly complimentary amenity.

    Checked luggage, of course, was among the first to earn a price tag.

    U.S. airlines such as Spirit and Frontier are already charging passengers extra for carry-ons. Word has it other airlines will soon follow suit.

    Airlines sugarcoat these bitter pills with explanations that sound pretty good.

    "Spirit Airlines empowers customers to save money on air travel by offering ultra low base fares with a range of optional services, allowing customers the freedom to choose only the extras they value," says Spirit Airlines.

    Read More: http://www.cnn.com/2013/09/20/travel/wearable-luggage-jaktogo/
     
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  2. StevenGerrard

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    no it ll not put more thins inside it, Much better to use a small bag, Its a worst idea.
     
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    So far, we haven't identified who wears such attire. Interesting to which lengths some people will go, or are we forced by some airlines?
     
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    Time to wear parkas, even in the summer.
     
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    Happy sweating it! :D
     
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  6. SuperKirby

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    Parka's with fishing vests underneath.
     
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    Even the models look embarrassed.
     
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    Even the worst carry-on policies appear to allow a small item that can be stowed under the seat. I can get 3 days worth of clothes into my small backpack using Micro-fiber clothes and the like. The only real problem is shoes in cold climates.
     
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    Good luck in narrow econo seats!
     
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    That's why its worth it to fly a million miles in one FF program.
     
  11. SuperKirby

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    Exactly. Or mutiple airlines! I'm gonna mileage run a million miles on all major airlines and so by the time I'm 89 years old I can have free baggage for the rest of my life! ;)

    Now that's an investment...
     
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    your 89 year old hips and knees will thank you :)
     
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    id be worried what they are carrying under those things..................
     
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    No kidding...talk about a pat down!
     
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    Yeah, definitely TSA bait.
     
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