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The Trump administration - you know, the one that was all about making America great for middle-class Americans - has changed the rules about how US airlines disclose luggage fees. From this week, airlines will no longer need to tell you what the luggage fees will be at the start of the booking process. Instead, you'll find out what you're being slugged for baggage after you've chosen your ticket and fare.

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My bag and I have been round the world many times. We’ve seen and experienced amazing things but none stranger than when we flew to Adelaide from Sydney. Flight QF783 landed in Adelaide on Thursday night, November 10, but the bag didn’t arrive at the luggage carousel. The lady at the baggage office tapped at her terminal and then said: "Oh my God, it’s lost."

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Dear Lifehacker, I'm from the US and will be visiting Australia in November for business. I have 4 domestic flights on Virgin Australia and I plan to travel light (backpack + 1 personal item). I've spent lots of time trying to find a carry-on bag that meets VA's size guidelines. The bag I'm looking at is slightly over their size requirements. So I'm wondering: how strictly do they enforce them? Should I try my luck or look for a smaller bag?

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Dear Lifehacker, I will be starting a new job soon which requires me to wear a business suit every day. I want to look immaculate, but the job involves frequent commuting, including air travel. Can you recommend any garment bags that aren't too expensive? Or is there another anti-wrinkle solution that I haven't thought of?

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Travelling only with hand luggage saves you valuable time, but domestic airlines in Australia are getting much stricter about enforcing their baggage limits. Here's the current state of play for Qantas, Virgin, Jetstar and Tigerair, and the best tactics to use to avoid unwanted hassles or excess luggage fees.

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If you get on a plane and your baggage ends up being delayed, damaged or lost, who's responsible: you or the airline? And what rules apply when you're flying between different countries -- even if you don't have travel insurance?

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Dear Lifehacker, What actually happens when you check a bag in at an airport, and when it arrives at the destination airport? People I have seen at airports have Qantas security screened stickers on their luggage, however I have never had one of these on mine when travelling internationally or domestically.

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Before you even hit the road, the quality of your trip can be determined by which items of luggage you choose to take, and how effectively you pack. Ensure a smooth start by checking out some of our favourite pieces of luggage and our best-tested travel tips.