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Travel Asking for this one thing at check-in could mean your suitcase arrives first at baggage claim

17:30  06 july  2018
17:30  06 july  2018 Source:   msn.com

American Airlines Apologizes After Breastfeeding Mother Says She Was 'Humiliated' for Carrying On Breast Pump

  American Airlines Apologizes After Breastfeeding Mother Says She Was 'Humiliated' for Carrying On Breast Pump American Airlines is making amends after a breastfeeding mother says she was stopped from bringing her breast pump on board a flight, and berated by the gate attendants. Kelsey Myers was flying from Los Angeles back home to Chicago with a carry-on suitcase, a purse and a separate bag with her breast pump and milk. Although this is within American Airlines’ carry-on policy — they allow passengers to bring an additional bag for medical devices, including breast pumps — a male gate attendant said she had too many items, and had to check in a bag. He called over a female supervisor, who, according to Myers, did not ask about the contents of her bag before telling her she was violating the policy. “She did not even ask me the situation, but instead immediately told me I need to check a bag,” Myers wrote on American Airlines’ Facebook page. “I again told her it was a medical device and I needed to carry it on.” Myers said the woman then told her to check her carry-on suitcase, and Myers explained that she could not because it was holding extra breast pump supplies. “Then she responded to me with, ‘How many boobs do you have?’ ” Myers recalled to NBC5 in Chicago. “I was speechless. If I’m not violating the rules, and I knew I wasn’t, then why am I getting humiliated in front of 50 people?” The new mom said she gave in and checked her carry-on suitcase, and ended up being able to fit both her purse and the breast pump bag under the seat in front of her. “This is so wrong.

Suitcase: . © Provided by Business Insider . Nothing beats the buzz of touching down in a new foreign country. The new smells, sounds, even humidity all add to that blissful feeling that, finally, it's time to relax.

Then it takes ages for your luggage to arrive. You start to break out in a cold sweat, panicking that the worst thing that could happen on day one of your holiday has happened: they've lost your bags.

If this sounds familiar, there's a simple hack you might want to deploy when you next hit the road.

According to Travel & Leisure, simply requesting one of those "fragile" stickers at check-in desk could help.

Apparently, by adding this tag to your bag, it will usually be loaded into the hold later than other bags, meaning it will come out before. The crew are also more likely to take care of your suitcase, too.

The publication points out that it's not an entirely foolproof method, as the sticker could be missed by luggage handlers, but it's probably worth a shot on your next trip.

United Increases Baggage Fees to $30-$50 .
The airline says the hike will “allow us to continue investing in the overall customer experience”The fee to check the first bag is rising from $25 to $30 within the U.S., Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, the Caribbean and five countries in Central America. The second bag checked will cost $40, up from $35.

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