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The Best Time to Buy Plane Tickets Is Almost Upon Us — Dollars and Sense

With all the fees airlines have been packing on in the past couple years, it may seem that tickets are impossibly expensive.

But there are times when it’s cheaper to buy them — and those times are fast approaching.

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American Airlines Will Deliver Your Bags — For a Price — Dollars and Sense

Last year, the 17 largest airlines in the US made $3.3 billion in baggage-related fees, and now American Airlines would like a little bigger slice of the pie.

It’s just announced a new luggage service that might make your life a little easier — but of course it’ll cost you.

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Needles Found in Delta Air Lines In-Flight Food

Imagine being on a transcontinental flight and getting ready to tuck into a turkey sandwich only to find a sewing needle. That’s quite the unwanted condiment.

Unfortunately, it was a reality for some unlucky passengers.

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British Airways Going to Extremes to Let Flight Attendants Find Your Personal Information — Is It Fair?

How would you feel if you found out that an airline was using the Internet to track down photographs and personal information about you before you even boarded the flight?

Surprise — it’s happening.

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Irate Flight Attendant Rants and Raves at Passengers

Nearly two years after Steven Slater’s epic freak-out in which he rode an emergency chute to freedom after an altercation with a passenger, another flight attendant has allegedly gone off the deep end.

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United Raises Fee for Checking Second Bag on Transatlantic Flights to a Whopping $100

Airlines may be making less money on baggage fees now than in years past, but that doesn’t mean carriers aren’t trying. In fact, United Airlines just raised the price of checking a second bag on transatlantic flights.

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Man Boards Plane Without a Ticket After Getting Out of Jail — How’d He Do It? [VIDEO]

This news ought to do little to renew your faith in airport security systems. On Tuesday, a man boarded a plane in San Diego without a ticket.

Even worse, he was just released from jail a day earlier.

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Would You Pay More for a Flight with Bigger Seats?

Pretty much everyone knows by now that the US has a real obesity problem — even aircraft manufacturers like Airbus. In response, the company is now offering airlines the option to equip its new planes with extra-wide seats.

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