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Confusing Airline Fees Sure Add Up

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Don't be fooled by the low cost of some airline fares. A congressional committee took up the topic this week. One group found if you plan on checking bags or requesting a little more leg room, its going to cost you, big time.

If you fly, you know what I mean.   A seemingly cheap ticket somewhere on WeGotcha Airlines will end up costing you a lot more once fees for bags, food and drinks, pillows, blankets, early boarding, seat selection and changing reservations are tallied up.

 After analyzing base fares and extra charges for nine major airlines, the Consumer Travel Alliance found checking two bags and requesting extra leg room left a traveler paying an average of 54 percent more than the base ticket price.

The group wants airlines to be required to disclose all fees up front.  An industry trade group for some of the country's biggest carriers says fees are already disclosed on airlines' Websites.  

We've made it as easy as possible to find out what those fees are.  Go here to see them.  You still have to do the hard part... pay for all those extra fees.

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