The Brilliant New Way to Avoid Checked Bag Fees

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  1. sobore
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    http://www.smartertravel.com/blogs/...ay-to-avoid-checked-bag-fees.html?id=25816197

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    When it comes to saving money, budget travelers are known to go to extremes. Maybe that's whyOrion Travel Technology has devised a pretty extreme way to save money on bag fees.

    Orion's new idea may be a game changer. The company is offering to pay your bag fees for you. The catch? Your luggage will become a rolling advertisement for one of their partners.

    In exchange for toting company logos around the world with you, Orion will send you two customizable suitcases (one 21" carry-on and one 29" bag) and a gift card for $50 that can only be used at the airport ticket counter. The annual membership, which costs $19.99 after the first six months, covers your bag fees for up to six trips a year. To prevent anyone from using the gift card without using the luggage, the card will only work after scanning the UPC code on the branded suitcase.

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  2. Mapsmith
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    Seems like a decent idea. But only if I can choose the advertisement. Would not want to tote a bag around for, say, Glock Handguns.
     
  3. Flying Machine

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    How about just boardng in Zone 5 and have the gate agent say they will tag for free, as there is no more bin space :)
     
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    I'd take the Glock bag! :)
     
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    The TSA would have a fit and as you sit while they are interviewing you of why you have this bag, You keep repeating they are paying me, pure and simple.
     
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    Good idea as the bag's design) Want one like that.
     
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    What if the ad is for a hradcore porn site?


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