Airlines Add Fees on Top of Fees

Airlines, in a seemingly never-ending bid to supplement their revenues, are adding yet again to an already dizzying array of fees. This summer, both U.S. Airways and United Airlines will charge passengers a $5 service fee if they choose to check their bags and pay the checked baggage fee at the airport instead of online. This is in addition to the $15 both charge for the first bag a passenger checks, and the $25 charged for a second bag.

This fee-on-top-of-a-fee has been in effect sin

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