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Where you're flying or driving to your next vacation chances are you'll get nickel and dime -- whole -- my friend.
Airlines alone -- more than two and a half billion dollars in baggage fees in the first three quarters of twenty tell twelve.
And you can only expect these -- to -- -- Tod marks the senior projects -- -- editor for consumer report.
He joins me now on set it's great to have you -- -- here when you're the man when it comes to this kind of thing I think you understand it better than anybody.
You know I feel like with airlines it's -- here -- they're what do you see.
-- extraordinary at their ability to the lord on peace and extract cue from your money.
Almost eight billion dollars this year in total fees.
And it's come everything from the choice of the seat to -- new board to -- you check your luggage to even how you -- pick up her ticket there's no end to this.
I think it's part of their.
You know game plan for making money now they have all these different kinds of -- are trying to dis aggregate services but tell me which of these airlines have the worst -- -- will you know.
It used to be the discounters the low priced airlines spirit is very well known for its.
And on these one -- about spirit they're very clear in terms of what they charge for like video twelve patient menu that you could choose to -- -- big.
But these so called legacy airlines the delta is to the united zero.
The UV you have what I did I still OK if you check feared deet tails you'll find that most of these airlines -- -- -- here and there.
Mostly it has to do with -- -- public enemy number one.
If you don't declare your -- to wanna check back and you don't do it perhaps at the time when your booking you may actually be charged more may be double or triple what you would.
If you we take it to the gate.
Yeah I'm speaking of waiting to be charged toward the bathroom on one of those plans you say to avoid airline Fiji should travel light that's sort of obvious -- -- bags the better -- you also say try a little big airlines like jetBlue or southwest let me tell you get the last time I checked jetBlue.
They're not necessarily the cheap snow and.
And they change from day to day moment to moment to -- might yield management supply -- immunity given time but.
The good thing about those is they do some things like for example collected check at least one big for free that's good this could you say check luggage fees that's critical weight limits what is it fifty -- all you know what.
They differ somehow off a lower threshold and other company can actually -- as much as 200 dollars.
To what to what -- paying its extraordinary.
After frequent frequent traveler by -- to get a get a credit card hairline crack and actually you don't have to be that frequent a full -- flyer if you get an airline based credit card.
You can get perks like.
No change -- that's a big what you wanna change your -- can -- 200 dollars maybe 755200.
-- from war.
That so it's -- the preferred boarding and maybe even get to check a bid for free so -- can pay for itself.
I thought Somalia -- charging by weight now which is amazing but let's turn -- -- -- -- at -- I got way more pay more get -- at the hotels are notorious and they are sneaky fees if you just -- stature backs they may charge you tell me that the PG -- with you know I've reported on hotel fees for years it's about two billion dollar a year industry the front.
It's like Justin asked the mini bar the -- not just the mini bar now you expect to pay five bucks for big chips but you pay a mini bar restocking -- to have.
And employed put that made -- chips -- replacement for our everything like that that's -- take -- -- fees for -- Internet service the higher the hotel the -- -- get whacked with these things if you don't cancel now between 4872.
Hours before a lot of hotels -- attacking us all one night service charge so it's hard to back out of the deal it's rough.
Unbelievable -- is great to have you here thanks for coming -- my pleasure to see you face to face our will be right back with.
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