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Five Years Later, It's Still Okay for Airlines to Break Guitars

February 17, 2014 at 9:29 AM | by | Comment (1)

Remember way back when United Airlines broke that musician’s guitar? Well somehow that was in the way distant past of 2009, and now it’s 2014 and we’re still dealing with how musical instruments, airlines, and airplanes can all get along. At one point it looked like Uncle Sam would take a look at the rules and regulations, but unfortunately it does not appear that there’s been any resolution.

The plan was for the Transportation Department to jot down some notes and whatnot regarding how airlines should help out those looking to travel with their violins, guitars, pianos, kazoos, and whatever else is needed for a traveling musician. Things were due late last week; however, the agency kind of dropped the ball. Nothing has been written or updated, and it sounds like the agency feels that it does not even have enough cash to do the needed work.

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'How Do I Travel with Scuba Gear as Checked Luggage?'

February 5, 2014 at 5:54 PM | by | Comments (0)

With each new season comes new questions about what passengers can and cannot take onboard a plane. Thus, we'll be addressing some of the most popular requests with a series called, "Got Baggage."

So, how to fly on a commercial airplane with SCUBA gear?

First, consider how much diving you'll actually do. Just a day or two of two-tank dives? Keep it minimal. A week of day-long diving on a live-aboard? Bring your best stuff. Rent your tanks at the destination, and even your weight belt unless your BCD is has an integrated weight system.

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'Can I Bring My Yoga Mat As Carry-On Luggage?'

January 17, 2014 at 2:40 PM | by | Comments (0)

With each new season comes new questions about what passengers can and cannot take onboard a plane. Thus, we'll be addressing some of the most popular requests with a series called, "Got Baggage."

Here's some raw truth: traveling nowadays can be quite hectic and stressful. One great way to combat this undue stress is to ensure you fit in some healthy and relaxing activity while away. A morning jog, afternoon weights session, or even some in-room yoga does wonders to burn off any aggression and replace it with peace.

If you're a yogi who jets off to exotic (or not so exotic locales), you might want to pay attention to the carry-on baggage rules before settling into Shavasana.

Standard yoga mats are about 24" wide and are carried rolled up in a compact cylinder, so you really only have to consider this length. Even though it's just over the 22" limit for roll-aboards, the rolled diameter of about 6" keeps the cushy and tacky mats well within the total carry-on size allowance.

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'Can I Bring My Ice Skates As Carry-On Luggage?'

January 16, 2014 at 1:06 PM | by | Comments (0)

With each new season comes new questions about what passengers can and cannot take onboard a plane. Thus, we'll be addressing some of the most popular requests with a series called, "Got Baggage."

When it comes to bringing your ice skates with you things are a little bit tricky, and honestly a lot of seems to depend on who is hanging out at the security checkpoint. Sure the airlines have their say in the matter, but first things first—we need to check with the TSA.

It sounds like ice skates are cool with the TSA, as they seem to classify things as sports equipment. Since ice skates probably aren’t specifically to be used as a bludgeon—their words—like a bat or a club, things should be permitted to be carried aboard. They do say that certain items could require additional screening, and that the final decision rests with TSA on whether to allow any items on the plane. So we say be extra nice, hope for the best, and be prepared to possibly check them—or toss them in the trash.

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'How Do I Travel with a Snowboard as Checked Luggage?'

January 14, 2014 at 11:06 AM | by | Comment (1)

With each new season comes new questions about what passengers can and cannot take onboard a plane. Thus, we'll be addressing some of the most popular requests with a series called, "Got Baggage."

So, how to fly on a commercial airplane with a snowboard?

Well, the easy answer is that snowboards are not allowed as a carry-on item for any airline, and it must be checked. Here, the details vary with the airline, with the exception that one snowboard bag plus boot bag counts as one piece of checked luggage, for which you will have to pay the checked baggage fee (if the airline charges for baggage).

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'Can I Take Snowshoes as My Carry-on Luggage?'

January 9, 2014 at 9:36 AM | by | Comments (0)

With each new season comes new questions about what passengers can and cannot take onboard a plane. Thus, we'll be addressing some of the most popular requests with a series called, "Got Baggage."

So you’ve booked that winter trip up to Yosemite to do the snowshoe thing among the weather and wilderness, but now you’re wondering how the heck you’re going to get all your gear to come along with you. With baggage rules, regulations, and requirements more specific than ever it’s a good questions, so we’ll try to help you with the question—how do I bring along my snowshoes?

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'Can I Take Ski Boots as My Carry-on Luggage?'

January 7, 2014 at 1:09 PM | by | Comments (0)

With each new season comes new questions about what passengers can and cannot take onboard a plane. Thus, we'll be addressing some of the most popular requests with a series called, "Got Baggage."

If you spend most of summer hoping for winter so you can hop on a plane to carve up some powder, pay attention. There's a lot of gear to ensure your trip won't start in tears when you've forgotten something for the slopes, and some airlines are bit more lenient with your ski gear than others.

We're talking about ski boots today. Here's our run down of airline policies regarding ski boots as carry-on or checked luggage:

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New Year, New Idea on How Best to Board Flights

January 7, 2014 at 8:39 AM | by | Comments (0)

A new year brings in a new idea when it comes to the best way in which to do the whole boarding process thing over at the airport. It has nothing to do with zones, rows, or back to front, as this time they thought has to do with what you have in your hands.

The new idea comes from Clarkson University School of Business in New York, as they’re interested in distributing the amount of passengers with carry-on bags in a way to move things along quickly. The proposal suggests that passengers take their seats from back to front, and in addition to that they’d be seated from the windows across to the aisles.

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Finally, a Reason to Pay to Check Your Luggage on American Airlines

May 16, 2013 at 1:07 PM | by | Comments (0)

The precious, precious overhead bin—how we love it and how we hate the rush to occupy it.

As airlines add or even raise checked luggage fees, those bins above our heads are getting stuffed to their limits with carry-on wheeled luggage, coats, laptop bags, duty-free purchases and whatever else you don't want taking away from your under-seat legroom.

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Can You Take a Pie on a Plane?

November 21, 2012 at 1:36 PM | by | Comments (2)

Ah yes, another entry for one of our favorite story categories here at Jaunted, that of Dessert Travel. Not desert, but dessert. This holiday season, the facts of dessert travel are more important than ever, as TSA agents never seem to have a solid grasp on what is and is not allowed in your carry-on luggage.

Luckily for us, the TSA does have official positions on certain holiday foods, like cranberry sauce and pies. Hint: cranberry sauce is not allowed. Pies and cakes are allowed, but may be "subject to additional screening" (taste test?). We highly recommend bookmarking the TSA's webpage in case your pie is turned away, but here's the Cliffs Notes:

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Which Would You Rather: Givenchy or Rimowa?

November 9, 2012 at 6:13 PM | by | Comments (2)

LEFT: Givenchy Nightingale Trolley. $4,660 at Barneys New York
Made in Italy of black leather.

RIGHT: Rimowa Topas Stealth Cabin Multi-wheel. $1,340 at Barneys New York
Made in Germany of aluminum-magnesium.

So...WHICH WOULD YOU RATHER TRAVEL WITH?

[Photos: Barneys New York]

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What's In Your Carry-on, Barney Waters?

July 31, 2012 at 5:52 PM | by | Comments (0)


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Travel voyeurs, every last one of us! It's time for a new series wherein you show off what you're working with. That is, what necessities make it into your carry-on bag. Want to be featured? It's crazy simple. Shoot us an email with a nice big photo of your bag contents and a little bit about why they have pride of place in your carry-on. And of course include your Twitter handle if you so desire.

Next up in the series after peeking into the bags of illustrious travelers, we've got yet another: Barney Waters, the ever-airborne VP of Marketing for Palladium Boots.

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