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Know your limits – free airline baggage fee widget

Know your limits

A new ‘web widget’ that provides key services from one of the Internet’s most innovative travel websites can now be downloaded and installed for free by any travel site. The Luggage Limits website ( easily allows visitors to evaluate the costs of often-changing baggage fees and policies of more than 170 airlines. Its ‘widget’ can be downloaded and displayed on any other website, thus offering airline travel websites, such as travel agents, airports, and baggage shipping companies, with the same extensive baggage information database that is available on the Luggage Limits site.

A web widget is a stand-alone application that can be embedded into third party site by users on a page where they have authorship rights. The ‘Luggage Limits’ application works on third party sites much like a ‘currency calculator,’ where simple airline and airport input menus allow users to quickly find the cost of baggage fees of an airline on a specific flight. Because these fees and policies can vary greatly between different flights and tickets classes, the service the widget provides can be a major help to travelers who are deciding which is the most cost efficient airline to fly.

Like the widget, there are no hidden fees or membership/registration catches involved with using the website, which now features baggage information for more than 170 airlines. has received up to 11,000 visits or ‘hits’ per day since its launch in August, 2009. The site is updated daily and also allows visitors to compare baggage fees between airlines by displaying all relevant baggage information side by side through its new ‘compare’ feature.

To access and download the freely available coding for the widget, visit

“Almost from the time Luggage Limits was launched, I was asked whether I’d be developing a widget that could be installed on other travel websites,” said Website Founder Luke Dudley. “I’m pleased that in less than ten months, we’re able to provide it for free and share the benefits with many more travel businesses and their customers.”


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