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U.S. airlines collect record amount from bag fees

NEW YORK – U.S. airlines continue to collect record fees from passengers who check suitcases or make changes to their reservations. In the first three months of this year, airlines took in $1.6 billion in such fees, up 7.4 per cent from the same period last year. 158 more words


Man changes name to avoid airline fee

Holy airline fees, Batman!

One man went so far as to legally change his name to avoid paying them. The name he picked? Adam West, the man who played Batman on television. 137 more words

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Man Legally Changes His Name Just To Avoid Airline Booking Error Fee

Because you can’t just fly under anyone’s name, some airlines institute a fee for travelers seeking to change the name on their already purchased ticket to ward against reselling them for a profit. 195 more words

More fees, less leg room: a new normal at Canadian airlines

WATCH ABOVE: Canada’s airlines are picking up a global trend by charging for in-flight entertainment, baggage and other services beyond base fare. As Sean O’Shea reports, the practice is bolstering the airlines’ income stream. 483 more words


Visa Unveils Plan To Breakdown Airline Fees Separately On Statements

With all the extra fees tacked on by airlines – bag fees, WiFi fees, seat upgrade fees – it can be hard to remember exactly what you paid for each of these add-on charges. 197 more words

Josh Freed: Death by 1,000 service cuts — unless you pay a fee

On a recent five-hour flight I paid a $25 “excess” baggage fee for my one modestly-sized bag — a fee that used to be included in your ticket. 766 more words

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My $42 bottle of shampoo by Bill Storie

By Bill Storie

I was recently on a business trip out of Bermuda to let’s just say North America. I usually just have a walk-on bag and a briefcase. 478 more words

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