Saturday, December 4, 2010

Solution For Checking Overweight Bags

In the U.S. there are only two airlines that don't charge for the first checked bag: Jet Blue and Southwest. Southwest even allows you two free checked bags. On all other airlines, that first checked bag can cost anywhere from $15 to $35 and, if it is over 50 lbs., you'll get hit for another $50!

So what to do if you want to stuff everything into one bag and it is overweight? Check the weight of your suitcase empty. You might be giving up lots of pounds with the suitcase itself.

Instead, consider something like a rolling duffel. The Olympia Eight Pocket 26" Rolling Duffel Navy - Wheeled Duffel from eBags.com holds a lot and weighs only seven pounds.

It is now on sale for $32. Buy the lightweight rolling duffel instead of paying a $50 weight overcharge and you are ahead $18!

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