Should airlines charge more for a seat assignment?

Sometimes, when a traveler asks for help, your best response is to listen.

Have hotels taken their fees too far?

How do you know if hotels have gone too far with fees? When Jay Sorensen complains about them. Sorensen runs […]

Amtrak takes a page from airlines, raises luggage fees

Amtrak is raising its luggage fees on Sept. 10, the national rail carrier disclosed on its website today.

How to be a travel blogger: And now, a few words about money

Let's talk about money.

Ticketmaster on hidden fees: “We get it” — is the travel industry next?

To get an idea where this nonsense with hidden fees is headed, consider what just happened at Ticketmaster.

By unbundling, airlines make a bundle

What’s an airline ticket? Is it just an agreement to carry you from point A to point B? Or is […]

A losing fight? Airlines earned $10 billion from fees last year, up 345 percent

My friend Addison Schonland said it best: Anyone who thinks baggage fees are going away is living on another planet. And as if to underscore that point, IdeaWorks has released a survey that shows ancillary revenue is up 345 percent from 2006, to an eye-popping $10 billion last year.