Keynote Speakers and NYT & USA Bestselling Authors

Victoria Alexander NY Times/USA Today
Bestselling Author
VICTORIA ALEXANDER
(KEYNOTE SPEAKER #1)

Rebecca York NY Times/USA Today
Bestselling Author
REBECCA YORK
(VIP TEACHER)

Angela Knight NY Times/USA Today
Bestselling Author
ANGELA KNIGHT
(VIP TEACHER)

Aliyah Burke USA Today
Bestselling Author
ALIYAH BURKE
(BESTSELLER)

Jami Brumfield New York Times
Bestselling Author
JAMI BRUMFIELD
(VIP TEACHER)

Lane Hart New York Times
Bestselling Author
LANE HART
(VIP TEACHER)

Melissa Stevens New York Times
Bestselling Author
MELISSA STEVENS
(VIP TEACHER)

Airline Info

* The information below is from hours of research online to find you all the best answers to help you save the most money, while not having you all reading pages and pages of babble before finding the answer you were looking for:
WHEN TO BUY YOUR AIRPLANE TICKET
“About 100 days out, flights start to have lower-priced seats sold. That’s when airlines start offering deals to stimulate demand. But as those deals start to expire and seats get bought up prior to a trip, those prices tend to bottom out right around 42 days before that flight”, says Chuck Thackston, Managing Director of data and analytics at Airlines Reporting Corp.
BEST TIME TO BUY YOUR AIRLINE TICKET
Tuesday, 3pm EST is the best time to buy your airline ticket. When an airline launches a sale, it typically starts on a Monday night, and by Tuesday afternoon, other airlines with similar routes will have matched those prices. Most of these discounted airfares are then pulled on Thursdays, so you’re probably paying too much if you’re buying on the weekends.
CHEAPEST DAYS TO FLY
From an in-depth study of a proprietary historical airfare database (world’s largest) the cheapest days to fly are Wednesday, Tuesday and Saturday (Friday and Sunday the most expensive days to fly).
CHEAPEST TIME OF DAY TO FLY
The cheapest time to fly is typically the first flight out in the morning; yes, that means you have to get up at 4am. Next best times are flights during/after lunch and flights at the dinner hour (of course the absolute cheapest time to fly is on those limited routes with red eyes).
TIP TO CHEAPER TICKETS FOR TWO (OR MORE)
Say you’re traveling to Vegas with a spouse or friend, shop for your airline tickets one passenger at a time. This has to do with a quirk in the way airline reservations systems are set up; if there is only a single seat available at the lowest price, but you’re shopping for two tickets, the system automatically kicks your order up to the next highest price tier where there are two “same price” tickets. So buy one at a time, even though it means doing two separate transactions, and you could save big on at least one of those tickets.

AIRLINE

CARRY-ON BAGGAGE COST & SIZE

TICKET & CHECKED BAG FEES

AirTran One carry-on: Free
Dimensions: 55″ (L+W+H not specified)
Weight: Not specified
One personal item: Free
Non-refundable ticket change fee: $75
Reservation by phone fee: $15
1st checked bag: $20
2nd checked bag: $25
Additional bags: $50 each
Overweight bags: $49 for 51- 70 lbs, $79 for 71-100 lbs
Oversize bags: $79
Alaska
Airlines
One carry-on: Free
Dimensions: 24L+17W+10H (51″)
Weight: Not specified
One personal item: Free
Non-refundable ticket change fee: $75-$100
Reservation by phone fee:
$15
1st checked bag:
$20
2nd checked bag: $20
Additional bags: $20 for 3rd bag, $50 each for 4–10 bags
Overweight bags: $50
Oversize bags: $50 for 63–80″, $75 for 81″–115″
Allegiant
Airlines
One carry-on: Fee, varying prices
Dimensions:
19L+16W+9H (44″)
Weight: Not specified
One personal item: Free
Non-refundable ticket change fee: ?
Reservation by phone fee:
?
1st checked bag: $15–$30
2nd checked bag: $15–$30
Additional bags: $50 each for 3+
Overweight bags: $50 for 51–70 lbs, $75 for 71–100 lbs
Oversize bags: $75
American
Airlines
One carry-on: Free
Dimensions: 45″ (L+W+H not specified)
Weight: 40 lbs
One personal item: Free
Non-refundable ticket change fee: $150
Reservation by phone fee: $20
1st checked bag fee: $25
2nd checked bag fee: $35
Additional bags: $150 per additional bag
Overweight bags: $100 for 50–70 lbs, $200 for 70–100 lbs
Oversize bags: $200
Delta
Airlines
One carry-on: Free
Dimensions: 22L+14W+9H (45″)
Weight: 40 lbs
One personal item: Free
Non-refundable ticket change fee: $150
Reservation by phone fee:
$25
1st checked bag fee:
$25
2nd checked bag fee: $35
Additional bags: $125 for 3rd bag; $200 each for 4-10 bags
Overweight bags: $90 for 51-75 lbs, $175 for 71-100 lbs
Oversize bag: $175 for bags 63″-80″ (L+W+H), $300 for bags measuring 81″-115″ (L+W+H)
Frontier
Airlines
One carry-on: Free
Dimensions: 49″ (L+W+H not specified)
Weight: 35 lbs
One personal item: Free
Non-refundable ticket change fee: $50-$100
Reservation by phone fee:
None
1st checked bag:
$20
2nd checked bag: $20
Additional bags: $50 each for 3+ bags
Overweight bags: $75
Oversize bags: $75
Hawaiian
Airlines
One carry-on: Free
Dimensions: 22L+14W+9H (45″)
Weight: 25 lbs
One personal item: Free
Non-refundable ticket change fee: $30-$150
Reservation by phone fee:
$15-$25
1st checked bag:
$23–$25
2nd checked bag: $32 – $35
Additional bags: $125 each for 3-6 bags, $200 each for 7+
Overweight bags: $50
Oversize bags: $100
JetBlue One carry-on: Free
Dimensions: 24/26L+16/18W+10/12H (50″–56″ depending on aircraft)
Weight: Not specified
One personal item: Free
Non-refundable ticket change fee: $100
Reservation by phone fee:
$15
1st checked bag:
Free
2nd checked bag: $40
Additional bags: $75 each for 3+
Overweight bags: $50 for 51-70 lbs, $100 for 71-99 lbs
Oversize bags: $75
Southwest
Airlines
One carry-on: Free
Dimensions: 24L+16W+10H (50″)
Weight: Not specified
One personal item: Free *One free stroller & car seat per child. Additional baby items to check can be substituted for a free bag on a 1-for-1 basis.
Non-refundable ticket change fee: Free
Reservation by phone fee:
Free
1st checked bag:
Free
2nd checked bag: Free
Additional bags: $50 each for 3-9 bags, $110 each for 10+
Overweight bags: $50
Oversize bags: $50
Spirit
Airlines
One carry-on: $20-$100 for bags in overhead bin
Dimensions: 22L+13W+10H (45″)
Weight: Not specified
One personal item: Free
Non-refundable ticket change fee: $115-$125
Reservation by phone fee:
$10
1st checked bag:
$18–$33
2nd checked bag: $25–$40
Additional bags: $100 each for 3-5 bags
Overweight bags: $25; 41-50lbs, $50; 51-70lbs, $100; 71-99lbs
Oversize bags: $100 for 62+ in., $150 for 80+ in.
Sun
Country
Airlines
One carry-on: Free
Dimensions: 22L+13W+10H (45″)
Weight: 35 lbs
One personal item: Free
Non-refundable ticket change fee: ?
Reservation by phone fee:
?
1st checked bag:
$20 – $25
2nd checked bag: $30 – $35
Additional bags: $75 each for 3-5 bags
Overweight bags: $75 for 51-98lbs
Oversize bags: $75 for 62″+
United
Airlines
One carry-on: Free
Dimensions: 22L+14W+9H (45″)
Weight: Not specified
One personal item: Free
Non-refundable ticket change fee: $150
Reservation by phone fee: $25
1st checked bag fee:
$25
2nd checked bag fee: $35
Additional bags fee: $100 each
Overweight bags: $100; 50-70 lbs, $200; 71-100 lbs.
Oversize bags: $100
US
Airways
One carry-on: Free
Dimensions: 26L+14W+11H (51″)
Weight: 40 lbs
One personal item: Free
Non-refundable ticket change fee: $150
Reservation by phone fee:
$25
1st checked bag:
$25
2nd checked bag: $35
Additional bags: $125 for 3rd bag, $200 each for bags 4-9
Overweight bags: $90 for 51-70 lbs, $175 for 71-100 lbs
Oversize bags: $175
Virgin
American
One carry-on: Free
Dimensions: 24L+16W+10H (50″)
Weight: 16 lbs
One personal item: Free
Non-refundable ticket change fee: $75-$100
Reservation by phone fee:
$20
1st checked bag:
$25
2nd checked bag: $25
Additional bags: $25 each for 2-10 bags
Overweight bags: $50 for 51-70 lbs, $100 for 71-100 lbs
Oversize bags: $50

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