How to Avoid the 10 Most Annoying Travel Fees
By Everett Potter
When Michael O’Leary, the CEO of Ryanair, jokes about soon charging people for using the bathroom onboard his aircraft, he may not be kidding. Ryanair already makes you pay a fee for using your credit card to make a booking.
Nothing seems to irk travelers more than paying travel fees. What’s especially maddening about these charges is that in many cases—think checked luggage and in-flight pillows and food—we’re paying for things that were free until very recently.
The good news is that if you’re aware and proactive, you can avoid paying some of the worst fees you’re likely to encounter. Read my Travel + Leisure article on 10 of the most annoying travel fees plaguing travelers—and ways you can avoid paying them.