I hate what’s happening to the airlines. Flying used to be so much more pleasant before the draconian TSA security measures, unreasonable flight times, and of course, the fees. Airlines have gone beyond just charging you for checked baggage–the last time I flew, they tried to charge me to change seats so I could sit beside my husband!
It’s getting so crazy, I opted not to fly at all this year, although I’m sure I will again in the future.
When I do, I’ll use this tool from NerdWallet that allows you to compare the fees at various airlines. I did not know, for instance, that Southwest and Jetblue Airlines don’t charge for checked luggage, while Spirit and Allegiant Airlines not only charge for checked bags, but for carry-ons as well.
Additionally, you can click on each airline and look at their overall fees, including the cost of food and drink, booking fees, Wi-Fi, and more.
What’s your favorite airline and why?