Fees for checked baggage, fees for carry-on baggage, fees for extra legroom, early boarding, changing your reservation, etc. — and Ryanair, the budget European airline that is even considering making you pay to use the bathroom on board during a flight.
All these hidden fees make it impossible to comparison shop for the best ticket price.
If you hate these hidden fees — as I do — here’s how to help stop them. Sign the petition to US Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood.
Sept. 23 is Mad as Hell About Hidden Fees day.
The airlines made more than $2.1 billion — yes billion, not million — in these add-on fees in just the second quarter of 2010.
That’s $2.1 billion for April, May and June. And nearly half of that was on baggage fees. Mad as Hell about hidden airline fees? I am.