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Old 09-09-2010, 05:25 PM
 
Location: Yucaipa, California
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I know most airlines are dishonest, greedy & deceptive but this is discusting & hopefully the govt does something about it but i doubt it.
http://www.madashellabouthiddenfees.com/share-your-hidden-fees-stor.html (broken link)
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Old 09-09-2010, 05:49 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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Airlines aren't the only ones with hidden fees. The hotel we stayed at in San Francisco over the weekend was terrible with the extra fees. When we finally had enough and complained we got a, "The hotel's in the business of making money," from the guy working there. Yea, such a rip off!
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Old 09-09-2010, 06:04 PM
 
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I know most airlines are dishonest, greedy & deceptive but this is discusting & hopefully the govt does something about it but i doubt it.
Share your hidden fees stories | MAD AS HELL DAY! (http://www.madashellabouthiddenfees.com/share-your-hidden-fees-stor.html - broken link)
Airline "A" shows the fare as $299.99. With fees, charges, and tax the fare adds up to $400.
Airline "B" shows the fare as $375.00 all inclusive of fees, charges, and tax. This included free checked luggage, meals, assigned seating, headphones, etc.

Which airline will be flying with empty seats and which airline is flying overbooked?

I guarantee you that airline "B" will be begging for bookings.

You want to complain, blame the cheap traveling public.
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Old 09-09-2010, 07:07 PM
 
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Inflation is happening all around us. Just look at food - packages are shrinking while prices remain the same. 20%, 30% is not unheard of. Yet airlines can't reduce the amount carried as they sell a seat, not parts of a seat. So they have to make up for it elsewhere. This is inflation at work. I'm sorry you feel this way but flying is cheaper than it ever has been, and is SAFER than it ever has been.
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Old 09-09-2010, 10:00 PM
 
Location: Yucaipa, California
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Some people dont notice products shrinking but i sure do. Big bags of cat food used to be 18 lbs but now they are 15, 16 lbs & some are higher priced. I shop wisely but everything is going up. Walmart 25 lb cat litter went from 1.99 to 2.29 to 2.59 to 2.99 & now its 3.17 + ripoff tax.

I dont fly & havent in many yrs. I want to take a trip back east next summer but ill drive instead of fly & see the country like it should be seen.
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Old 09-10-2010, 01:14 AM
 
Location: Eretz Yisrael
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I'm sorry you feel this way but flying is cheaper than it ever has been, and is SAFER than it ever has been.
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.....blame the cheap traveling public.
On average it costs me less to fly now in the U.S. then it did twenty years ago (including the airport and ticketing fees). Even with some of the fees it still doesnt come close. When enough airlines in the U.S. consolidate then the basic prices will finally adjust for inflation and people will start paying what they should be paying for this luxury.

So no I wont join in on the rant of the OP since most airlines are not dishonest, greedy & deceptive. They may have terrible customer service more than anything else.
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Old 09-10-2010, 03:28 AM
 
Location: Oxford, England
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I have travelled the world all my life and not once have I ever had a problem with hidden fees.

Whenever I book flights or a hotel I always ensure I have the full inclusive price, inclusive of taxes, local taxes etc... I like to know exactly how much I am paying so I do research which is best value for my money.
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Old 09-10-2010, 03:51 AM
 
Location: Florida
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I have yet to 'see' (no pun intended) hidden fees.
You may have to add them on to a better advertised base price but they're revealed before you have to commit.
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Old 09-10-2010, 06:55 AM
 
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hopefully the govt does something about it but i doubt it
Hopefully not. Airflight prices are near historic lows when considering inflation, even with "hidden fees".

What exactly do you want the govt to do? Regulation of airlines is when coast to coast flights cost about 400% more than they do now.
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Old 09-10-2010, 10:29 AM
 
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Some people dont notice products shrinking but i sure do. Big bags of cat food used to be 18 lbs but now they are 15, 16 lbs & some are higher priced. I shop wisely but everything is going up. Walmart 25 lb cat litter went from 1.99 to 2.29 to 2.59 to 2.99 & now its 3.17 + ripoff tax.

I dont fly & havent in many yrs. I want to take a trip back east next summer but ill drive instead of fly & see the country like it should be seen.
I guess I find it hard to believe, you complain about airline fees but then will spend 2x as much money in gas alone, not to mention 10x the time, to drive a car? Don't let the door hit you on the way out.
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