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Alaska Airlines To Cut Staffing By 10 Percent

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Good news if you travel often.  According to FOX News,

Airlines will soon have to pay for any damaged checked luggage. That’s what the Department of Transportation (DOT) decided after Alaska Airline employees were filmed hurling customer suitcases onto a concrete road to see who could throw a heavy piece of luggage the farthest last week. On November 25th, the DOT issued a notice to airlines after recent airport inspections “uncovered the fact that certain airlines routinely exclude liability for damage to specific parts of checked baggage.” Under current federal law, carriers are responsible for reimbursing damage incurred to handles, zippers, wheels, and other exterior parts of luggage left in their care. Airlines now have until January 9th, 2016 to review and, if necessary, revise their checked baggage liability policies or else face possible fines and enforcement action from the Department’s Aviation Enforcement Office.

About time!  It’s like they don’t care about your luggage.

I was so mad because one time I bought a brand-new piece of luggage and had the bag checked and when I got to my destination there were scratches all over my luggage.  I was pissed!

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