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Sunday, November 22, 2015

Travel + Leisure: 12 Mandatory Fees That Outrage Travelers

Above, a United Boeing 787 at LAX. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

Today's travelers, whether they are taking a vacation domestically or internationally, loathe the prospect of paying extra fees to hotels, resorts and, especially, airlines.

Travel + Leisure has posted the findings of a survey of travelers.

They begin with:
Travelers loathe fees that they have no choice but to pay, including charges to connect to the Internet, check a bag on their flight, and connect to a cellular network abroad. That's according to a new national survey of fee-paying U.S. travelers commissioned by MileCards.com.
When I travel, I confine my luggage to one checked-in suitcase and two carry-ons (a camera bag and laptop). In doing this, I can avoid those extra baggage fees the airlines tack onto the cost of flying. It is interesting that the fuel surcharge fees are still going up despite the fact that oil prices have been dropping.

I've posted before that United Airlines is the most notorious in adding fees.

To see what ticks off travelers the most, go here

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