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Budget Airline Fees Are Laughable

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Spirit Airlines new livery
Spirit Airlines new livery which advertises the “Bare Fare”. (I.E. The one before all of the fees!) Photo courtesy of Spirit.

Budget Airline Fees

With the success of carriers like Spirit & Allegiant, more and more airlines have decided to go the route of low cost carriers with ridiculous fees, although there are ways to avoid them. Even legacy carriers now charge for checked baggage and priority seating in advance and change fees can cost more than the ticket itself. These fees make billions of dollars each year for the airline industry, which gives little hope that they will be going away any time soon.

Then we have carriers like Ryanair who take pride in creating new fees like one for using the toilet.  Their CEO who has in the past said crazy things like seatbelts don’t matter, also unveiled plans a few years ago for stand-up seats on a plane. Thankfully that idea was rejected by regulators.

MAD TV Humor

I was recently reminded of a hilarious spoof of budget airlines on MAD TV from a few years ago, so I thought I would share it with you. Which fees do you think the budget airlines will come up with next? Let me know in the comments!

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Shawn Coomer
Shawn Coomer
Shawn Coomer earns and burns millions of miles/points per year circling the globe with his family. An expert at accumulating travel rewards, he founded Miles to Memories to help others achieve their travel goals for pennies on the dollar. Shawn also runs a million dollar reselling business, knows Vegas better than most and loves to spend his time at the 12 Disney parks across the world.

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