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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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Airlines Are Now Getting Less Money from Checked Bags — Dollars and Sense

When fuel prices hit an all-time high a few years ago, many airlines began charging passengers to check their bags. The fees are unpopular, so there are probably lots of frequent fliers happy that airlines are now raking in less money from them.

But don’t laugh too hard — what they’re getting still isn’t chump change.

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Looking for the Best Prices on Flights? Follow These Simple Tips

Buying airfare shouldn’t be as complex as trying to handicap a race horse, but the truth is sometimes it’s trickier.

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American Airlines Sued After Canceling Unlimited Airline Passes — Dollars and Sense

Back in the 1980s, American Airlines decided to boost its corporate coffers by offering unlimited lifetime airpasses for $350,000. Only 66 people purchased them, but now that American has yanked the passes from some of those travelers, they’re suing.

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Family Removed from JetBlue Flight After Toddler’s Name Winds Up on No-Fly List [VIDEO]

It’s an innocent traveler’s worst nightmare: being yanked off a plane because your name has somehow wound up on a watch list through no fault of your own. But what if it was your toddler who was deemed a flight risk?

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Spirit Airlines Dodges PR Nightmare By Refunding Dying Man’s Airfare

Spirit Airlines has relented and refunded an unhappy customer’s airfare, despite claiming that it would not bow to the media pressure and return the $197.

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Which Airline Is About to Infuriate Passengers by Instituting a Whopping $100 Carry-On Baggage Fee?

Anyone who thought airline baggage fees couldn’t get any higher should think again. Florida-based carrier Spirit Airlines is preparing to charge passengers a whopping $100 fee for carry-on bags.

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