6 Ways to Avoid Excess Travel Fees

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Be careful of extra leg-room charges
Some airlines are now offering extra leg-room seats. Here’s the catch: they will charge you upwards of $59 for that premium. Don’t fall for it. If it is the only seat available on that flight, consider booking on a different airline.
Plus: The Do's and Don't's of Finding a Great Travel Deal

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Pack your own food
Flights across the country don’t even offer free peanuts or pretzels. A cookie can run you almost $4. Pack sandwiches, snacks and fruit to save money.
Plus: The Do's and Don't's of Finding a Great Travel Deal

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Beware of hidden hotel charges
Some hotels charge for WiFi connections-as much as $30 a day. Ask the hotel to deduct it from your bill if you are not using the service. Check with other hotels in the area to see if they charge for the Internet. You may get it for free.
Plus: The Do's and Don't's of Finding a Great Travel Deal

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Your extra baggage could cost you
Check out how much baggage fees cost before you book your flight. Some airlines offer free check-in luggage. That can save a family almost $100.
Plus: The Do's and Don't's of Finding a Great Travel Deal

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Don't get rental car insurance if you don't need it
Check your car insurance to see if you need to take out extra insurance while renting a car. You may already be covered.
Plus: The Do's and Don't's of Finding a Great Travel Deal

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Ask for freebies
In this economy you should ask hotels for a free upgrade, one night free, free parking or free kids’ meals. You don’t ask, you don’t get!
Plus: The Do's and Don't's of Finding a Great Travel Deal

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