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Is the TSA Considering a Total Carry-On Luggage Ban for the Holidays?

December 5, 2014 at 10:13 AM | by | ()

You thought the TSA was going to lighten up for the holidays. You read on Jaunted that the agency was letting passengers bring ice skates and even pies on board planes. Elsewhere you may have heard that top TSA officials were looking to loosen existing restrictions on some liquids for some travelers. Overall it seemed as if limitations on carry-on baggage were moving in the right direction.

How about instead of that, the TSA just goes ahead and bans all carry-on luggage over the holiday season? No exceptions. How would that suit you?

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Airline Creates the Worst Job in the World, and They're Hiring!

Where: Australia
September 4, 2014 at 11:35 AM | by | ()

Australia may be home to the "Best Job in the World," but with the ups come the downs, and Oz now also offers positions for what seems like the worst job in the world: "Cabin Baggage Officer" for Jetstar.

Working for an airline may be a dream job to some, but you'll want to steer clear of starting this low on the ladder; Cabin Baggage Officer is a brand new position designed to enforce carry-on luggage rules and charge any applicable fees directly to the passengers, at a point when travelers think they're already good to go. Our friends at Australian Business Traveller elucidate the Officer's responsibilities:

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United May Crack Down on Carry-On Baggage Next Month

February 27, 2014 at 9:05 AM | by | ()

We might just be spreading rumors at this point, but we figure that’s it better to share the message anyway. We’ve seen a couple mentions of this across frequent flyer forums and other travel blogs, and it sounds like United is getting ready to crack down on its carry-on baggage rules starting on March 1. Things aren’t necessarily changing at all, but the carrier is actually just going to start enforcing them as they are written.

One has not arrived in our inbox as of yet, but United has been sending out reminder emails to its customers notifying them of these carry-on rules and regulations. The fun is scheduled to start on March 1, so if you have plans to travel aboard United anytime soon you might want to double-check that bag—or be prepared to check it.

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Crazy But True: Ryanair Lowers Fees and Increases Baggage Allowance

December 6, 2013 at 3:20 PM | by | ()

The impossible is possible. At least that's the lesson we've learned today, after the notoriously miserly European low-cost carrier Ryanair announced it would ease its policies on carry-on luggage.

Specifically, Ryanair will now allow its flyers to carry on 10 kg of hand luggage plus a second carry-on piece measuring no more than 35x20x20cm (14"x8"x8"). While that is still a relatively small allowance, at least it's free.

Additionally, Ryanair is reducing their "punishment" fee for passengers who do not print their boarding passes at home. Now, instead of €70/$95 each, the fee for printing a pass at the airport will be a far more reasonable €15/$20.

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How About a Robot Suitcase That Follows You Around an Airport?

November 2, 2012 at 1:19 PM | by | ()

Some of Jaunted's posts deal with in-depth travel industry dynamics. Others deal with how events in the world of politics travel - up to and including civil wars, economic collapses, and terrorist attacks - affect tourism. This is a post about a piece of robot luggage named Hop that will one day follow its owner around airports.

You can track Hop's development on its home website, which also has illustrations on the different luggage sizes which will be available once the robot is available for sale. The technology's creator remains unnamed, though ReadWriteWeb rightly draws attention to a quote from the website about how loyal luggage that call roll through airports will change travel:

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The Adventures of Travel Cat: Chicago-O'Hare Airport

August 8, 2012 at 11:11 AM | by | ()

Kitty cats. They rule the internet and, whether we realize it or not, pretty much the world too. Ever noticed how cats sometimes stake out the coolest spots in a city? This new feature—Travel Cat—focuses on exactly that. Submit a photo to be featured by tweeting or Instagramming it to us (details below).

Travel Cat spotted on: JetBlue flight 914 from ORD to JFK.

This week's Travel Cat is from...me, your intrepid editor here at Jaunted! Recently a friend helped rescue a litter of abandoned kittens in Michigan. I committed to adopting one and he's been traveling with me from Ann Arbor to Ohio to Chicago and, earlier this week, it was finally time to bring him home to a permanent cat bed in New York City.

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How We Packed for Two Weeks in Singapore, in a Single Carry-on

January 24, 2012 at 11:15 AM | by | ()

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Last week when we hopped off to Singapore on the inaugural run of the Singapore Airlines A380 JFK-FRA-Sin, we tweeted a quick photo of our baggage before boarding. This is it. Yes, that's all of it for two full weeks of both business and fun; everything we need is there in an 18" four-wheel Titan hardshell carry-on and a lightweight "personal item" purse from Y-3, which comfortably fits both our laptop and DSLR.

Immediately after sending the pic, we were blasted with replies and emails wondering how we could pack so light and not be a backpacker or weekender. It's quite simple, really; practice makes perfect and we recently returned from three weeks around Thailand with almost the same set, except swapping a larger Filson Field Duffel for the Y-3 purse. See a pic of it for proof here.

In addition to practice, we pack by two rules: never roll or bunch anything (we fold flat and stack in a Flight 001 Spacepak) and if it all can't comfortably fit spaced out on a double bed, then some things still must be cut. Here's a full list of all that made it with us to Singapore in those there bags:

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Do Some "Carry-On Curls": Working Out While Frequent Flying

April 16, 2010 at 9:00 AM | by | ()

Hey, all you people stuck in European airports all day long—why not turn the experience into a workout session? The obvious answer is probably because it'd be embarrassing, but a new series of quick airport workout videos, called "Squeeze It In," are determined to prove that the most basic (and effective) fitness routines can be fit into any schedule, even a hectic one full of airports and sitting in airplane seats.

We've only included one of the many videos available above, choose the "Carry-on curl" because it's something that Spirit Airlines will be paying $45 to do, since the fee for carry-ons is that much if paid at the airport. On the other hand, this exercise—and others like the "Turbulence Tap" and "First Class Flex"—does seem ideal for flight attendants who love themselves too many Cinnabons, or business travelers without even the time to hit the hotel gym.

What do you think? Is it a yay or nay to working out at 35,000 feet and at baggage claim?

Related Stories:
· SqueezeItInAnywhere [YouTube channel]
· Volcanic Ash Clouds Cause Mass Flight Cancellations for Britain, Northern Europe [Jaunted]
· The Top Ten Gross Things People Do On Airplanes [Jaunted]
· Travel Health [Jaunted]

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Carry-Ons Banned Through Tonight On USA-Bound Canada Flights

Where: Canada
December 29, 2009 at 8:39 AM | by | ()

The effects of the attempted terrorist attack on Northwest Flight 253 are definitely still being felt by air travelers today, but perhaps those most stuck by heightened security measures are passengers flying into the USA from Canada.

USA-bound flights from Canada are banning most carry-on luggage through 7pm today, in an effort to alleviate long lines and delayed flights thanks to longer security screenings. Hand-inspecting each passenger's personal items does take some time, after all. If you, or someone you know, is making the border jump today, you'd better take note of the 13 things that are allowed through security, which don't include magazines!

Everything but these 13 things are banned through today...

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3-1-1 Campaign Open Thread: What Can You Bring On A Plane?

June 1, 2007 at 12:43 PM | by | ()

Jaunted member DangerousD traveled over Memorial Day weekend and was rightly confounded by the constantly oscillating TSA bylaws when it comes to food. His story, unedited and uninterrupted, is here.

However, we still have so many questions, like, are gummy bears allowed on a plane?

Before the TSA goes all Skybus on us and wipes out our food carry on privileges entirely, let's OpenThread this thing and help our fellow fliers out.

Become a Jaunted member and let everyone know what you can and can't bring on your flight, based on your own personal experiences by commenting here.

Click for DangerousD's story.

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