Taken a flight lately? Want to take a Vacation? Be on the lookout of the fine print and pack lightly. Be sure to check the airlines fees before you book. Cannot make sense out of all the fee’s check out Today.com’s Cheapism feature on Airline ancillary fees.
Baggage Fees.By now everyone is used to paying $25 for a checked bag, but even more than that for a carry-on? It’s a reality for travelers flying not only Frontier, but also Allegiant Air and Spirit Airlines. The two are notorious for using a la carte fees to keep fares low. They derived a greater percentage of their 2012 revenue from ancillary fees than any other airlines, according to a recent report by IdeaWorksCompany, an industry consultancy. Travelers can save by paying carry-on-bag fees ahead of time online. Frontier waives the fee for customers who book through its website and assesses the $100 charge only at the gate. Southwest Airlines, alone among U.S. carriers, allows all passengers a carry-on and up to two checked bags free of charge. JetBlue Airways also grants customers one free checked bag.
Read the rest here: Cheapism: Making sense of airlines “ancillary” fees .