Making Sense of Airlines’ “Ancillary” Fees

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Airline fees are ascending this summer and show no sign of leveling off.

First, United Airlines upped its change fee to $200 for domestic flights. It took just two weeks for US Airways, Delta Air Lines, and American Airlines to fall in line.

Then, last week United was at it again, hiking change and cancellation fees for award tickets by as much as $75. The unannounced increases didn’t escape the watchful eye ofThe Points Guy, a travel-rewards guru who suspects that other legacy carriers may again follow suit.

Meanwhile, Frontier Airlines is venturing into fees few other airlines have levied (so far). The budget carrier made headlines in May by introducing charges of up to $100 for a carry-on bag. Starting July 1, passengers will have to pay $2 for a coffee or soft drink from the beverage cart.

h/t – cheapism

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