United Airlines raising checked-bag fees, joining JetBlue

USA Today United Airlines on Friday increased its checked-baggage fees by $5, following a similar move in January by JetBlue Airways. The first checked bag is now $35 each way, the second, $45. Travelers can avoid the increase by prepaying for bags in advance. The checked-bag prices remain $30 and $40 if the fee is paid at any timeContinue reading “United Airlines raising checked-bag fees, joining JetBlue”

Denali Park Road closures raise tourism concerns in Alaska

Associated Press ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Landslides that caused road closures last year have raised concerns about whether there will be full access to Denali National Park and Preserve during the upcoming tourism season. The National Park Service has said it plans to open the entire Denali Park Road by early June, The Anchorage DailyContinue reading “Denali Park Road closures raise tourism concerns in Alaska”

LAX Begins Using Self-Service Luggage Check-In System

CBS Los Angeles LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – A high-tech self-service system which could significantly cut down on lines and reduce the time it takes fliers to check their luggage is being tested at Los Angeles International Airport beginning Wednesday. The self-service bag drop system is being tested in a pilot program at LAX’s Tom Bradley InternationalContinue reading “LAX Begins Using Self-Service Luggage Check-In System”