Hidden Travel Fees to Avoid Before Booking Your Vacation

Hidden travel fees can add hundreds to your vacation. Here's how to cut your costs.
  • Amber

    But is there any way to actually avoid #3, #6, and #7 other than deciding just to not travel to certain destinations or not use certain airlines?

    • danawales

      On number number 7 I always purchase my ticket at the airport it always saves me money

  • Plane-a-rooney

    I’ve traveled an abnormal amount in the last couple months, and if there’s one thing I’ve learned, it’s that you can carry on a lot more than you think you’d be able to. First of all, if you’re on the fence about whether your luggage will fit in the bin — it’ll most likely fit. Even if it doesn’t, as long as it gets through security, you can likely check it at the gate or stow it in the hold at the front of the plane for free: Bonus, you’ll get your luggage back faster than if you checked it at the front of the airport with all the normals.

    Also, the stewardess isn’t really going to call you on your two-bags-only rule for carryons — stick one or more of you bags inside another when you’re going through security, and pull them out when you’re boarding. Saves you time and money. Never check your bags unless someone forces you to.