Tired of Fees? Which Airlines to Fly

By Louis DeNicola, Cheapism.com

Online services have made it easy to compare airfares and find the lowest ticket prices. But for travelers who don't factor in fees for "optional services," the overall cost of a flight can be surprisingly high. What used to come standard -- a carry-on bag or beverage, for instance -- may now come at a cost.
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This summer Frontier Airlines will become the latest to start charging for those amenities. At the same time, existing fees are rising. United Airlines, US Airways, Delta Air Lines, and American Airlines have all hiked their domestic change fees to $200 -- reason enough to do a little research before you buy. Cheapism.com has compiled detailed charts comparing a range of airline fees levied by 12 U.S. carriers and picked the best and worst when it comes to extra charges. Here are the rankings, with fees listed for domestic flights in the lowest fare class.
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