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22Nov

Squeezing Airline Carry-on Bags: United Airlines Joins the Fee Club

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Squeezing Airline Carry-on Bags: United Airlines Joins the Fee Club Ecbc work-arounds for the shrinking space on airline flights The freewheeling days of taking your carry-on bags aboard your flight may be seeing a soft landing in months to come. United Airlines recently joined Frontier Airlines, Allegiant Air, and Spirit Airlines in their practice of charging for every bag you want to bring, carry-on or checked. Yes, purses are still allowed (often folded into the larger bag). And that book you’ve been reading? Consider it a generous perk next time you open a chapter on a plane.Read More

Future of Air Travel

5Nov

A Look Ahead: The Next 50 Years of Airline Travel

Recently, we took a stroll down memory lane to look at the past 50 years of air travel. Much has changed in that time, and looking ahead, we can only assume a similar scale of drastic changes will happen over the next fifty years.  Here is a peek at what some say the future of airline travel will look like.

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Vintage Airline Experience

23Sep

A Look at the Past 50 Years of Air Travel

Traveling via an airplane is getting more and more common with the increase in flight routes, and society’s desire to step beyond their backyard. Statistics from the International Air Transport Association, or IATA, show that around 3.1 billion people flew in 2013, surpassing the 3 billion mark for the first time ever.  Originally however, airplane travel was strictly an extravagant luxurious privilege. Airfares were set by the Civil Aeronautics Board and were quite pricey, though with that price came perks that are long gone in today’s air travel. At the same time, we’ve seen improvements to the industry so extreme that travelers today couldn’t fathom it any other way. It’s amazing to realize all of the changes that have occurred in the last 50 years of airline travel. Below are some of the major changes.

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