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“Unbundling” is a brazen lie and it’s time for the travel industry to come clean

It's been five short years since the airline industry, led by an ailing American Airlines, quietly stripped the ability to check your first bag at no extra cost from the price of an airline ticket — an act given the antiseptic name "unbundling."

“Airlines continue to insult my intelligence”

Don't look now, but the airline industry is getting rich off fees. Very rich.

Spirit Airlines to charge for carry-on bags

Calling it the "next phase" of unbundling, Spirit Airlines a few hours ago announced that it would begin charging passengers for carry-on luggage. Seriously.

By unbundling, airlines make a bundle

What’s an airline ticket? Is it just an agreement to carry you from point A to point B? Or is […]

“You will be charged $25 per bag on your return flight”

I never meant to openly challenge American Airlines’ indefensible policy of charging those who can least afford it – budget-conscious leisure travelers – for the first checked bag. I had no intention of making a scene when I boarded a flight to Dallas with my family this morning.