Hidden Travel Fees and How to Avoid Them

Baggage fees, late check-out fees, extra legroom. Everywhere you look, ancillary fees from airlines to hotels are nibbling into travel budgets. The days are gone when buying a flight or a hotel stay meant you’d purchased the full experience. Having been lured in by that attractive basic fare, you can be stung for everything from…

Comparing Basic Economy Fares

United Airlines and American Airlines began selling basic economy fares this week on select routes. Initially, United will offer the fare—which limits carry-ons to personal items that fit under the seat and does not allow advance seat selection—for travel between Minneapolis/St. Paul and any of United’s seven U.S. hubs (Chicago O’Hare, Denver, Houston Intercontinental, Los…