Travel is one of the most surprisingly expensive things you’ll end up having to deal with. No matter where you’re going or how far it is, there are hidden costs and unexpected fees hidden behind every corner. And some of them – namely the ones being done by airlines – are starting to get really annoying.
A recent study has found that airlines now make one fourth of their total revenue – I’ll say that again ONE FOURTH of their TOTAL REVENUE – from sources other than ticket fares. For the most part, this money is accumulated with the aforementioned fees. Even just last year, travelers all around the world ended up spending more than $3 billion in fees to cancel or change flights during the course of 2015. And that’s triple of the money made on fees less than ten years ago which, still, a big problem.
David Koenig and skift have put together an easy guide to avoiding the more common forms of fines, right here. Check it out for yourself.
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