FEE

How refundable are airline fees? Not so much


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The North American airline industry collected an estimated $8.2 billion last year from fees for items such as checked baggage, premium seat assignments and early boarding privileges — a $700 million increase from 2013. But are they keeping more of your money than they should?
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Oh, you want a comfortable airline seat? That’ll be extra


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Bob Bradenbaugh thought he’d booked an economy class seat when he flew from Miami to Barcelona on American Airlines recently. It turns out he’d only bought half a seat.
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Hey, what’s this “disposition” fee from Hyundai?


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When Kim DeBiase ends her lease for a Hyundai Sonata, the dealership demands a $400 payment for a “disposition” fee. And that puts her in a bad disposition. Does she really have to fork over the money?
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Avoid early and late check-out fees – here’s how


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Have hotel chains turned to airline tactics by charging ridiculous fees, such as early departure and late check-out fees? And when they do, should you stand by and let them get away with it?
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It’s time for these hotel fees to check out


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When Michael Stolar tried to check into the Hilton Chicago O’Hare Airport at 11 a.m. on a recent morning, an employee cheerfully informed him his room was ready.
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