Travel Tip of the Day: Getting Your Gate-Checked Bag on a Regional Jet

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Getting Your Gate-Checked Bag on a Regional JetI don’t know anyone who likes flying on regional jets. Not only are they small and cramped, but their overhead bins are also ridiculously small with most airlines. For this reason, most passengers have to gate-check their bags. And that’s not so bad—until it’s time to retrieve them, because many passengers […]

Reader Travel Tip of the Day: Photograph Your Bag

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Photograph Your Bag Each Friday, we’re featuring a reader-submitted tip as our Travel Tip of the Day. This week’s tip comes from Susan S., who says: “I always take pictures of my luggage with my cell phone before each trip so that if my bag gets lost I have picture proof of what it looks like. This […]

Win a Cross-Trek 22” Wheeled Carry-On Duffel from Granite Gear!

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UPDATE: Congratulations to our winner, reader Eva Gillespie! Have you ever said no to free travel gear? In our latest JohnnyJet.com contest, we’re teaming up with Minnesota-based Granite Gear to offer one lucky reader a chance to snag a great, top-of-the-line travel carry-on from their new Cross-Trek collection—which isn’t available until August! Here’s more on the bag, which will be […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Stand Away from the Baggage Carousel

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Stand Away from the Baggage Carousel I don’t know about you, but one of my pet peeves when I check a bag (which is very rarely) is when everyone rushes to baggage claim and hovers over the carousel so you can’t see or grab your bag when it finally comes out (if it even does come […]

Travel Tip of the Day: The Carry-on Crackdowns Continue

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The Carry-on Crackdown Continues A little while back, I wrote about how United is cracking down on their carry-on rules. Well, when I flew out of JFK Airport yesterday, I noticed that Delta has started cracking down on carry-on bags themselves—BIG time. Instead of checking the size of passengers’ bags at the gate, they’re now […]

Travel Product of the Week: Ugobags

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Have you ever had a desire to design your own luggage? Well, you’ll now get your chance thanks to an entrepreneurial company that will soon allow people to create customized luggage online. With Ugobags, you’ll be able to upload a personal photo that then becomes the central design feature of your luggage—basically ensuring you’ll never grab the wrong bag […]

Product Review: Timbuk2 Copilot Luggage Roller

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I’m not one for rolling suitcases. I pack light, to a fault, out of a preference for carrying weight on my back—even in hand—over dragging it alongside me. Why? Something about the romance of freewheeling travel, and trusting your feet as your only anchors to the ground. Nonetheless, San Francisco-based luggage company Timbuk2 (which at the […]

Win a carry-on suitcase and cabin bag from Pathfinder Luggage!

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No matter where you want to get away to this winter (spring?), chances are that you’ll need to bring some things with you. Luckily, in our latest JohnnyJet.com contest, Pathfinder Luggage is stepping in with a way to do that easily and stylishly by offering a chance to win two new pieces of luggage—worth $900—from the […]