Remote Baggage Check-In. Worth it?

It’s a fair bet that, for the foreseeable future, there are going to be longer-than-usual lines at curbside check-in kiosks and lobby ticket counters as travelers, airline personnel, and skycaps get accustomed to the new fees most airlines are now – or will soon be – charging for checking more than one bag.

One way to avoid the lines – but not the fees – is to check-in your bags someplace other than the airport. In my column this week I describe services that allow travelers to check bags at hotel lobbies, convention centers, cruise ships, short and long-term parking lots, and car rental facilities.


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