Airline Fees Skyrocket!

by Gerri Willis

If you fly you know the airlines are making big bucks off you... and I'm not talking about ticket sales! A new USA Today survey of 13 U.S. carriers shows just how much airlines are charging you on everything from bags, to changing your tickets, to booking online. Here are some of the most egregious examples: For an overweight bag - that's more than 70lbs - Continental and United are charging $400 on international flights...and heading to Asia on American Airlines with a heavy bag - you'll have to shell out $450. Check out the full survey on USA Today: www.usatoday.com/money/industries/travel/story/2011-09-19/Airline-fees-reach-400-mark-USA-TODAY-survey-finds/50470156/1