Travel Tip of the Day: More Zipper Caution

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More Zipper Caution One of my recent tips was about minimizing carry-on theft when you’re carrying a zippered bag. One of my suggestions was to lock your bags. Though locking your checked bag seems like it should prevent thieves from stealing from it as well, that’s not necessarily the case with zippered bags. With a zippered bag, […]

Travel Tip of the Day: First Bag Free with Alaska Airlines in January

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First Bag Free with Alaska Airlines in January Great news! Alaska Airlines has announced that they are waiving their $25 first bag fee for the month of January. Here’s the catch: To get the free bag passengers must be a member of Alaska Airlines’ Mileage Plan. The good news: If you aren’t a member it […]

Travel Product of the Week: Lipault Vertical Wheeled Brief

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Are you looking for a sleek, lightweight bag with wheels? If so, check out the Lipault Vertical Wheeled Brief, a great option that has aircraft-grade aluminum retractable handles. The case is 17.75″ high x 14.5″ wide and made of 100% Nylon twill that’s water-resistant and durable. It comes in six different colors and is retailing on Amazon for $229.

Travel Tip of the Day: Get a Bag Protector

PacSafe 140-Liter Backpack and Bag Protector

Get a Bag Protector Yesterday I wrote about how you should watch what you leave in your hotel room, or at least lock your belongings in a safe when you leave the room. Another option is to get a bag protector (like this one or this one), which makes it very difficult for a thief to […]

Win a 22″ Wheeled Carry-on Duffel and 32″ Wheeled Duffel from Pathfinder Luggage!

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With the colds of winter already creeping in, it’s time to start dreaming about a warm weather getaway—and maybe, just maybe, two brand new bags from Pathfinder Luggage‘s Gear-Up collection! In our latest JohnnyJet.com contest, the company is giving away a 22″ Wheeled Carry-on Duffel and 32″ Wheeled Duffel—together worth $660! Here’s a little more on the Gear-Up collection from the blog: Pathfinder […]

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 […]