I recently flew from Huntsville to Virginia to visit my brother. I had to pay 50 for the airline to check one bag (25 going and 25 returning). When I arrived at the hotel in Virginia I discovered that I had a new tube of lotion and a shirt missing. Since you are no longer allowed to lock your bag they have free range to your stuff. I think it's a crying shame that you pay an airline 300-400 for the ticket, 50 to check your bag and then have your stuff stolen or lost.