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» What it does: Offers inbound luggage service at more than 250 airports nationwide. Check your bags as usual, but BagsVIP will pick them up at baggage claim and deliver them to your house or hotel within 40 miles in four hours, or up to 100 miles within six hours (an additional charge applies).

» What’s hot: Where’s baggage claim? Who cares. For prices ranging from $29.95 for one bag to $49.95 for three to eight bags, business and leisure travelers can head straight to their destination without wasting time and energy collecting, carrying and loading luggage. The service is not new, but it’s adding new airlines such as JetBlue. It also serves American Airlines, Southwest, Virgin Atlantic, US Airways, United and Alaska Airlines. You can even book your delivery service at the airport as long as you do it at least one hour before your scheduled departure.

» What’s not: Wouldn’t it be magical if it had a pickup service, too? Probably not possible with security restrictions, but you can dream.

–Jen Leo / Los Angeles Times

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