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Airline Fees

When Spending A Little More Is A Good Idea

SmarterTravel | Posted 03.16.2015 | 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...

Hotel Fees Add Yet Another Cost To Travel

AP | SCOTT MAYEROWITZ | Posted 08.25.2014 | Travel

NEW YORK (AP) — Forget bad weather, traffic jams and kids asking, "Are we there yet?" The real headache for many travelers is a quickly-growing list...

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.

Frontier Airlines Starts Charging Passengers For All Kinds Of Things

AP | Posted 06.28.2014 | Travel

NEW YORK (AP) — Passengers beware: More airline fees are on their way. Another airline is promising to change the way we fly by offer...

You Should Read This If You're An American/US Airways Mileage Holder

AP | DAVID KOENIG | Posted 04.09.2014 | Travel

DALLAS (AP) — If you use miles to get a free ticket on American Airlines, you may have to pay to check that suitcase. American and US Airways annou...

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 ...

Spirit Airlines' Latest Fee Possibility

AP | SCOTT MAYEROWITZ | Posted 10.31.2013 | Travel

NEW YORK -- NEW YORK (AP) — The complex world of airlines fees might soon get even more confusing. The fees fliers pay to check a suitcase or pick ...

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 ...

The Airline Fee Hater's Guide To The Skies

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 10.23.2013 | Travel

Airline fees are pretty much the bane of our travel existence. It’d be one thing if they were listed clearly in the open. But alas, extra fees are i...

6 Ways to Never Pay Baggage Fees

MiniTime | Posted 10.10.2013 | Travel

The busy holiday travel season will soon be upon us, which means crowded airports, higher airfares and -- if you're not careful -- hefty baggage fees. Traveling light when you have kids in tow can be challenging, but not impossible if you have the right gear and mindset.

The History Of Airline Fees

AP | SCOTT MAYEROWITZ | Posted 11.30.2013 | Travel

NEW YORK — Airlines are introducing a new bevy of fees, but this time passengers might actually like them. Unlike the first generation of charg...

"This Is $27 Billion Of Deception."

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 09.24.2013 | Travel

The price of an airline ticket has remained generally consistent in recent years, but have you noticed those extra charges sneaking slowly upward? ...

How Was Your Flight?

Brian Rooney | Posted 10.03.2013 | Travel
Brian Rooney

Running an airline is a tough business and I wouldn't want to do it myself any more than I would like to run a restaurant. But it is the business the airlines are in and they need to do a better job. This is what you do for a living and we pay you.

Pay Your Way Through TSA

Kevin Richberg | Posted 09.28.2013 | Travel
Kevin Richberg

Once again Americans find themselves with a nationwide change in screening policies that defies common sense.

The Quest For The Perfect Boarding Method

AP | DAVID KOENIG | Posted 09.30.2013 | Travel

DALLAS — Getting people on and off an airplane quickly is so complicated that even an astrophysicist couldn't figure it out. Jason Steffen, a r...

Alaska Airlines' Newest Fees

AP | SCOTT MAYEROWITZ | Posted 09.08.2013 | Travel

Alaska Airlines is raising its fee for checking a suitcase to $25, bringing it in line with most major airlines. For tickets purchased on or after Oc...