6 ways to avoid excessive airline fees

Airplanes on runwayBY BRENDAN SPIEGEL

A $25 bag fee here. A $5 early-boarding charge there. Then it’s $15 for WiFi, followed by a $12 lunch. No one’s charging for the privilege of using the bathroom yet — but don’t be surprised if it does happen.

Last year alone, all of those extra charges added up to a whopping $27.1 billion in revenue for the major airlines.

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