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-- also estimates more than two million travelers won't -- this weekend -- -- out which airline is best for your trip.
-- breezy so how do you do that joining me now Tod marks the senior projects editor for consumer reports -- welcome back to the show always on the have you -- CS came -- this great list of -- is at the top of it why did standout to your readers.
Well we used surveyed.
More than 161000 readers who I was about 32000.
And it was astonishing Jerry.
Virgin America which has only been around since 2007.
At some of the highest scores we've ever seen for an airline.
It was really remarkable.
Truly is standout and they got -- that they were exceptional.
In flight entertainment.
Excellent -- back baggage handling.
And cleanliness great all around service.
People check in was a breeze all of thing is that we look for an airline that so many of us are coming up short when we go to the airport.
-- daylight time thank pat baggage fee they -- charge -- 25 bucks I think they grew and very good second checked bag so how did they get around that.
Well because people.
I guess you don't lose the luggage is good but you're like most major airlines today and I all the discount airlines pretty much charge at least 25 dollars to start.
Either early a couple of airlines jetBlue.
And southwest that at least give you one free bad.
But they -- quite well sue but they didn't quite do as well as as virgin.
That's so -- -- while -- its consumer in part they're sort of new comers and people are just.
Getting used to their service here's what was interesting to me -- -- Spirit Airlines is the last right.
And CEO was interviewed this morning on television he says we're the McDonald's of airlines customers know what they're getting -- that's weird that she -- Would say that well you know what's.
Kind of like the old story people to kind of hold their nose in goal here because it's cheap.
It's been money that it really -- low fares -- are only part of the equation and no one emphasizes that more.
Then spirit remember.
These they -- -- for great low -- but you've got -- basically take into account everything out if there's anything else you want.
Anything from it you know carry on luggage to -- checked bag.
-- -- juice to a bag of peanuts to almost anything you can imagine even maybe to make a fit you don't fit to book your flight.
It's going to quite -- few extra so you -- Have to be careful because if you bring a lot of stuff if you have more than the need for a basic -- chances are you're gonna pay and if you don't.
Book it like for example when you when you decide you're going to check a bag if you don't do it at -- time to book your flight.
That beacon go off depending upon where in the chain -- do it took much of.
A hundred bucks that's a lot of money.
Well -- And I wanted to quickly to a couple of your points -- about tracking down the best -- of course we always work the way had his say check third party sites what are those -- third of that travelocity Expedia those kind of -- it's very important to check the airline and these third party site.
Because while the price is really don't differ much it or all.
They have different kind of reservation electronic reservation systems mediated supplier inventory is added and deleted at different times.
I don't know because I use these things I work -- like up a piano keyboard I'm going back and report.
Because you find out that they -- some of the site.
May actually remove the inventory later or the airline itself may have a special sale that they don't let the third -- sake don't you got -- shop around our I can totally believe you work some -- pan out.
I think check your airline's weight limits are you trying to tell me something here -- Yet they're not telling you you're back but they may be telling your luggage is overweight could feel overweight he is one of the biggest ways to get killed.
If you're in the overweight fees for -- -- -- made weighing more than say the forty pound basic allotment could cost you upwards of 200 dollars.
That's outrageous so you've got to make sure you stick to the weight limits.
Very Smart Todd thanks so much always get much better.
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