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Confusing Airline Fees Sure Add Up

Don't be fooled by the low cost of some airline fares. A congressional committee took up the topic this week. One group found if you plan on checking bags or requesting a little more leg room, its going to cost you, big time.

If you fly, you know what I mean.{}{} A seemingly cheap ticket somewhere on WeGotcha Airlines will end up costing you a lot more once fees for bags, food and drinks, pillows, blankets, early boarding, seat selection and changing reservations are tallied up.

{}After analyzing base fares and extra charges for nine major airlines, the Consumer Travel Alliance found checking two bags and requesting extra leg room left a traveler paying an average of 54 percent more than the base ticket price.

The group wants airlines to be required to disclose all fees up front.{} An industry trade group for some of the country's biggest carriers says fees are already disclosed on airlines' Websites. {}

We've made it as easy as possible to find out what those fees are.{} Go here to see them.{} You still have to do the hard part... pay for all those extra fees.

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