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airline fees

Don’t Blow Your Travel Budget: 10 Surprising Travel Fees


Toronto's Highway 407 is notorious for its high tolls—#5 on the list of unanticipated travel fees (Photo: BigA888)

A recent study traced the hardest-to-anticipate and most unexpected fees that hotels, airlines and car rental agencies add to their customers’ bills. (more…)

Senate Committee Proposes Ways To Make Canadian Air Travel Cheaper


Buffalo Niagara International Airport is one of more than a dozen U.S. border airports Canadians fly out of to save money (Photo: Melyssa Lipsey)

It’s no secret that Canadians frequently fly out of the U.S. to save on airfare, and Parliament may finally be taking notice. A senate committee is urging Ottawa to eliminate the rent it charges federally owned airports, a cost that is passed on to travellers, and that it ultimately release its ownership of Canadian airports. (more…)

Window- and Aisle-Seat Fees: A Family Travel Tax?


Several U.S. airlines are now charging extra fees for aisle and window seats and, in some cases, embargoing some of these seats for their elite-status customers, the Associated Press reports. (more…)

6 Ways to Avoid Hefty Baggage Fees


We’ve been there: repacking our luggage at the check-in area to get a suitcase under the weight limit to avoid being slapped with a fee. (more…)

More Than a Third of Canadians To Buy Airline Tickets in the U.S. in 2012


Photo: K Nicoll

In a survey from the Hotel Association of Canada, more than a third of respondents said they intend to buy their airline tickets in the U.S. this year. (more…)

Preferred Seating on Airlines: the Joke’s on the Customer

You'll pay more for bulkhead seating on some flights. (Photo by caribb)

An article yesterday by Peter Greenberg, travel editor for CBS News, and Scott McCartney, the Wall Street Journal’s airline industry reporter, lambasted the preferred seating plans many airlines are employing these days.