Saturday, June 28, 2008
Friday, June 27, 2008
Our featured travel search engine, Kayak, has just created a handy little airline fee table to help you figure out the true cost of your airline ticket. This is very important. Because the airlines have chosen to low ball the fare that you see on the list of fare results search, fully realizing that once you are committed to that ticket...you purchase it, they can then add a whole "Heinz 57" list to fees and charges to the ticketed passengers. For example, an American Airline fare of $303.00 is not really $303.00 because of the $15.00 checked bag fee. And considering what has to be a rather unpleasant situation as fellow passengers vie for overhead luggage space because no one wanted to pay the extra $15.00 fee and delaying you flight because they had to hand check the baggage that won't fit. But more on the stupidity of the checked bag fee later.