• Carry-on items create conflict for airline passengers


    With economic downturn reducing the number of travelers taking trips this holiday season, airlines have been forced to make cuts both in the number of flights and the size of planes. The reduced capacity is creating quite a stir among passengers who now find space for carry-on items coming at a premium.

    The shrink in space has caused a bit of an uproar among frequent fliers and occasional travelers, creating a hostile environment on message boards across numerous travel sites.

    "Business travelers do this every day," said Joe Brancatelli, owner and operator of a popular travel blog site. "They know the rules of the sizes they're allowed to carry. They know the size of the space available to them on the plane they're flying, and they're prepared to hit the rules. What bugs them is when someone else doesn't know the rules."

    Several airlines are currently imposing stricter weight and size restrictions on luggage, with SmarterTravel.com reporting that some are even charging baggage fees for multiple items.

    Educated travelers may find it best to research the particular restrictions placed on the airline being traveled.

Call us at 1.800.826.4919

Non insurance services are provided by Travel Guard. 
This plan provides insurance coverage that only applies during the covered trip.
You may have coverage from other sources that provides you with similar benefits but may be subject to different restrictions depending upon your other coverages. You may wish to compare the terms of this policy with your existing life, health, home, and automobile insurance policies. If you have any questions about your current coverage, call your insurer or insurance agent or broker. Coverage is offered by Travel Guard Group, Inc (Travel Guard). California lic. no.0B93606, 3300 Business Park Drive, Stevens Point, WI 54482, www.travelguard.com. CA DOI toll free number: 800-927-HELP. This is only a brief description of the coverage(s) available. The Policy will contain reductions, limitations, exclusions and termination provisions. Insurance underwritten by National Union Fire Insurance Company of Pittsburgh, Pa., a Pennsylvania insurance company, with its principal place of business at 175 Water Street, 15th Floor, New York, NY 10038. It is currently authorized to transact business in all states and the District of Columbia. NAIC No. 19445. Coverage may not be available in all states. Your travel retailer may not be licensed to sell insurance, and cannot answer technical questions about the benefits, exclusions, and conditions of this insurance and cannot evaluate the adequacy of your existing insurance. The purchase of travel insurance is not required in order to purchase any other product or service from the Travel Retailer.