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Hidden airline fees are becoming an ever increasing burden on travelers worldwide. For the traveler that flies every now and then on business and can pack light it generally isn’t a very big deal. For those who have to travel or are taking an extended vacation in which they can’t pack light it has become a nightmare. In 2008 when fuel prices began spiraling out of control airlines looked for ways to offset the cost without raising fares which would potentially drive away customers. What ensued was a large amount of travelers suddenly realizing that a $200 ticket could actually cost an extra $25 or more dollars, and that the amenities once common were now only available to those who were willing to pay extra. Recently the trend has gotten worse for travelers as carriers, specifically United Airlines, expects to make an extra $1 billion on hidden fees this year…

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