Flying costs more than high speed rail


By tovarichpeter   Follow   Sat, 2 Feb 2013, 9:58am   330 views   5 comments
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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/01/airline-fees-dozens-of-new-charges_n_2601275.html

TravelNerd. Increasing fees for the same service are a big part of the uptick. For example, Spirit Airlines' premium seat fee, which was $25-$75, is now as much as $199 depending on the flight. The only good news, TravelNerd reports, is that the increases are generally modest.

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  1. Peter P


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    1   1:03pm Sat 2 Feb 2013   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike   Protected  

    Not sure about that. At least not always true in Europe.

    But I prefer trains over low-cost carriers in Europe. At least trains have a reasonably-priced 1st class.

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    Airlines should charge people for carry-on luggage as well. Perhaps $2 per pound.

    Why do people all have those silly rollaboards any way?

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    3   2:18pm Sat 2 Feb 2013   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (1)   Dislike (1)  

    Peter P says

    Airlines should charge people for carry-on luggage as well.

    They already do..... try flying Spirit Airlines....

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    4   3:36pm Sat 2 Feb 2013   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike   Protected  

    I love premium seat charges. I do not fly as often as those with status but I am totally willing to pay more for a better seat. Well, perhaps not 200% more for a first-class seat at this time.

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    Of course airlines can do anything they want but I get upset when frequent flyers get free upgrades when a first class seat costs so much more to pay for.

    I am happy to pay a 30-40% premium for 5 more inches of legroom and 2 more inches of width for my fat ass.

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