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Travel Fees

What Fees Are Actually Worth Paying for?

Map Happy | Posted 04.04.2015 | Travel
Map Happy

Fees are the reality of flying today, and it's left us with a whole bunch of to-pay-or-not-to-pay questioning. So, which extras are actually worth paying for?

How I Negotiated $675 in Travel Fees With Two Phone Calls

Cliff Hsia | Posted 03.23.2015 | Travel
Cliff Hsia

Travel fees will kill any travel budget. Baggage fees, flight change fees, and rental car alternate location drop-off fees, hotel reservation cancellation fees, etc... All these fees add up quickly and make travel more expensive than it should be. So what can you do so that travel fees don't take up a huge chunk of your travel budget?

6 Travel Fees You Can Easily Avoid

U.S. News Travel | Posted 11.30.2014 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

For all of the memorable and potentially life-changing experiences it can provide, travel is not cheap.

10 Hotel Fees To Watch Out For

Shermans Travel | Posted 11.25.2014 | Travel
Shermans Travel

By Lane Nieset for ShermansTravel Has this ever happened to you? You think you're getting a great hotel deal, only later you discover that everythi...

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...

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...

Your Airfare Is About To Get A Little Pricier

AP | Posted 06.23.2014 | Travel

WASHINGTON (AP) — Airline passengers are about to pay more for security screening. Following orders from Congress, the Transportation Security Admi...

Why Are Travel Companies So Impatient With Us?

Christopher Elliott | Posted 07.13.2014 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

Although travel businesses have a well-deserved reputation for taking their time with refunding our purchases, they are less patient when it comes to us paying our bills.

Airline Fees Become Straight-Up Unbelievable

www.usatoday.com | Posted 02.03.2014 | Travel

Airline fees for everything ranging from booking a trip by phone to checking a bag are on the rise, and four carriers are levying fees of $400 or more...

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 ...

More Nonsense Travel Fees In 2014?

Christopher Elliott | Posted 02.09.2014 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

Something tells me I'll be hearing from a lot more consumers who are slammed by microjunk fees in 2014. Mind the little things next year, or you could be among them.

7 Most Outrageous Travel Fees and How to Prepare for Them

Budget Travel | Posted 11.05.2013 | Travel
Budget Travel

Some travel surprises are good: discovering a hidden gem of a trattoria in Florence where you are greeted with hugs and an open bottle of Chianti. Here are seven fees you should factor into the budget -- including a few you can avoid altogether if you're smart.

Do Travel Companies Charge Too Many 'Junk' Fees? (POLL)

Christopher Elliott | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

My view of junk fees -- and, by the way, I'm right about this -- is far more inclusive. If a fee isn't adequately disclosed, can't be adequately explained and generates enough outrage, let's call it what it is: junk.

How to Spot (and Avoid) Resort Fees

Shermans Travel | Posted 12.17.2013 | Travel
Shermans Travel

Ah, those pesky resort fees. We've all encountered them in our travels, lurking on our hotel bills. The things included in your fees run the gamut from the sublime to the ridiculous.

Most Annoying Travel Fees

Travel + Leisure | Posted 06.12.2013 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

You can still avoid some of the worst penalties if you plan strategically. Read on for tips in dealing with the latest annoying travel fees.

Before You Book Low Fares, READ THIS

Tracy Stewart | Posted 09.09.2012 | Travel
Tracy Stewart

After losing hours online, you've finally found what you believe to be the absolute best deal. Great! But before you commit, consider what you may have to cough up.