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Airline Fees

Misplaced Blame for the TSA's Long Line Problem

Rob Britton | Posted 05.27.2016 | Business
Rob Britton

The New York Times' Gail Collins is just the latest, opining that someone should "Make the airlines stop charging fees for checked baggage." Ms. Collins' column is so full of myths and errors that the best response is point by point:

Airline Profits Soar To Jaw-Dropping Record In 2015

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 05.03.2016 | Business

While you, the customers, had your knees pinned against the seat in front of you and were forced to swallow record baggage and booking fees last year,...

Understanding Airlines' Low-Cost Pricing

The Editors Of Live and Invest Overseas | Posted 02.16.2016 | Fifty
The Editors Of Live and Invest Overseas

Panama is, indeed, the Hub of the Americas, and, living in Panama City, you'd think that traveling around Latin America would be easy and cheap. Easy, yes... cheap, not so much.

How To Avoid Extra Baggage Fees At The Airport | Adam Goldberg | Posted 12.23.2015 | Travel

Are you dreading the scale…for your luggage at the airport check-in?...

The Top Methods for Getting Airline Change Fees Waived

Map Happy | Posted 10.07.2016 | Travel
Map Happy

I could make a chart telling you how much airline cancellation fees cost but it's almost not worth it. Because sometimes even ditching a flight and buying a new one can be cheaper.

Senate Report Slams Airlines For Their 'Confusing' Fees

Associated Press | Suzy Strutner | Posted 08.10.2015 | Travel

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government should crack down on airline fees for things like seat reservations, checked baggage and ticket changes or cancella...

Breaking: JetBlue's New Fees and Fares Announced | Posted 06.30.2016 | Travel

Aside from TrueBlue booking bonuses, the other fees (for meals, Wi-Fi, DirecTV, and so on) remain the same. And JetBlue's famous snacks and soft-drink service remain complimentary as ever.

When It's Worthwhile to Pay Extra Airline Fees

U.S. News Travel | Posted 06.15.2016 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

Whether or not the trend will spark even more industry fees is up for debate, but one thing is clear: Some extra costs are simply not worth splurging on.

31 Worst Fees in America

GOBankingRates | Posted 05.21.2016 | Money

Like the insidious overdraft penalty, the key to avoiding a replacement fee is to keep careful watch of your debit card and not lose it. If you do, try to take out cash through a teller and be patient until your replacement card arrives.

How to Avoid Airline Fees | Posted 05.13.2016 | Travel

When you're searching for flights it can be tempting to just buy the cheapest ticket. But when the cheapest ticket is from a low-cost carrier like Spirit or Allegiant, it's important to take ancillary fees into account.

Airlines Are Making Bank On Those Pesky Baggage Fees

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 05.07.2015 | Travel

Airlines made a lower percentage of net income from ticket fares in 2014 than ever before, according to a report released earlier this week by the Dep...

The 10 Worst Airline Fees To Ever Exist | Posted 06.06.2015 | Travel

To help you navigate the complex tangle of costs that now go hand-­in­-hand with air travel, check out this list of the 10 worst airline fees.

When Spending A Little More Is A Good Idea

SmarterTravel | Posted 05.16.2015 | Travel

You can obsess so much about finding the "cheapest" air ticket that you may overlook cases when you'd be better off spending a little more.

16 Fees We'd Like to Charge the Airlines

Thrillist | Posted 03.16.2015 | Travel

It seems these days that the only way to fly fee-free is by wearing a week's worth of clothes and standing the entire flight. But what if the script was flipped, and you could charge the airlines fees?

Samantha Lachman

Airlines Have Finally Found A Fee They Don't Like | Samantha Lachman | Posted 11.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Passengers are used to paying extra airline fees to carry on bags, cash in rewards miles, make same-day changes to flights and print boa...

Free In-Flight Entertainment For All!

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 07.31.2014 | Travel

In an age of airlines piling on the fees, it's rare to encounter an airline announcing something that will be free. But this week Delta Air Lines ...

Venezuela's Largest Airport Imposes 'Breathing Tax'

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 07.14.2014 | Travel

We thought we'd seen it all when it came to crazy air travel fees, but alas, we were wrong. Carcas' Simón Bolívar International Airport -- Venez...

Are Airline Pet Fees Justified? Passengers Say No, But There Are Costs Involved

George Hobica | Posted 09.07.2014 | Travel
George Hobica

You'd be surprised what can happen when you mix animals and airplanes.

Airline Fees: The Ultimate Guide

SmarterTravel | Posted 07.06.2014 | Travel

Two dollars for a soda? Ten bucks for an aisle seat? Paying for a carry-on? Airline fees keep increasing, so if you're confused, we can help.

Enough With Airline Fees!

Kevin Richberg | Posted 06.08.2014 | Travel
Kevin Richberg

A group of frequent travelers channeled their frustrations with airline fees into this open letter to the major airlines in the U.S. Their bottom ...

How to Get a Refund on a Non-Refundable Airfare and Avoid Change Fees

George Hobica | Posted 04.21.2014 | Travel
George Hobica

There are ways of avoiding the fees, and even to get a full refund on a non-refundable airfare you no longer need. The most-often used method is to cancel within 24 hours of booking, but read on for some other, lesser-known loopholes.

Travel Tips: Avoiding Fees When Changing a Flight

Sonia Gil | Posted 04.13.2014 | Travel
Sonia Gil

You finally purchased your plane ticket, you are already daydreaming about the piña colada that will soon be in your hand and then -- life gets in the way.

10 Things We Wish All Airlines Did

SmarterTravel | Posted 03.10.2014 | Travel

To say there's room for improvement in the airline industry is a clear understatement. Between baggage fees, customer-service fails, and hellish flight delays, most carriers consistently keep our expectations at tarmac level.

Want To Reserve Your Seat? There's A Fee For That.

Posted 12.17.2013 | Travel

A recent poll conducted on HuffPost revealed that 95.05 percent of those polled expect more travel fees to be introduced in 2014. And they're already ...

How You're Being Nickel And Dimed By Airlines | Posted 10.29.2013 | Travel

Customers might not like them, but airlines sure do. In fact, airlines are on track to collect a record $42.6 billion in ancillary revenue, according ...