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watchdog: airfares for many travelers rise due to bag fees


travelers who check at least one bag when flying domestically are paying more overall than they did before airlines began unbundling fares in 2008 and charging separately for checked baggage, a government watchdog said wednesday.






watchdog: airfares for many travelers rise due to bag fees


travelers who check at least one bag when flying domestically are paying more overall than they did before airlines began unbundling fares in 2008 and charging separately for checked baggage, a government watchdog said wednesday.






bag fees didn't make base airfares that much lower, government report finds


travelers who check at least one bag when flying domestically are paying more overall to fly than they did before airlines began unbundling fares in 2008 and charging separately for checked baggage, a government watchdog has found. a report by the government accountability office said airline officials...






airfares for the week of july 2: some socal to honolulu prices rise


airfares this week held fairly steady. the biggest increase was honolulu. the lax fare remained the same, but the costs for our smaller airports increased, all the way to $991 for burbank and ontario, almost as much as the lowest-priced ticket to london. the good news: airfares to some of southern...






airlines got $7.1 billion in luggage and reservation-change fees last year, fede


travelers who check at least one bag are paying more overall to fly than they did before airlines began unbundling fares in 2008, a government watchdog has found.the report by the government accountability office also says the proliferation of new fees for services means fliers aren't always able...






travelers often pay taxes, resort fees and parking. is it too large a burden or


in re: “surprise taxes and fees can be a shock,” (on the spot, jan. 22, by catharine hamm): i have paid 10% to 20% el taxes that have been tacked on to my bill. while they’re an annoyance, i feel that those taxes are justified. when we visit a city, we are provided with all the services that...






minnesota state parks fees rise for first time in a decade


starting july 1, state park fees went up for the first time in a decade, one of a number of changes approved by the legislature this year.






minnesota state parks fees rise for first time in a decade


starting july 1, state park fees went up for the first time in a decade, one of a number of changes approved by the legislature this year.






spend a week in colombia for $1,899, airfare and luxury hotels included


with summer airfares to europe on the high side, travelers may be looking for less expensive destinations. this weeklong trip to colombia fits the bill, with a price-tag of $1,899 that includes airfare and luxury lodgings. the deal: this private journey tour covers international airfare between...






u.s. watchdog offers bleak statistics for afghan progress


in his first report to the new trump administration, a u.s. watchdog that monitors billions of dollars in aid to afghanistan issued a bleak progress report, saying the afghan government controls barely half the country, its security forces numbers are on the decline and drug production is on the rise, while eradication is down.






us watchdog offers bleak statistics for afghan progress


in his first report to the new trump administration, a u.s. watchdog that monitors billions of dollars in aid to afghanistan issued a bleak progress report, saying the afghan government controls barely half the country, its security forces numbers are on the decline and drug production is on the rise, while eradication is down.






electronic media searches at border crossings raise worry


portland, ore. (ap) — watchdog groups that keep tabs on digital privacy rights are concerned that u.s. customs and border patrol agents are searching the phones and other digital devices of international travelers at border checkpoints in u.s. airports. the issue gained attention recently after at least three travelers, including a canadian journalist, spoke out […]






electronic media searches at border crossings raise worry


portland, ore. (ap) — watchdog groups that keep tabs on digital privacy rights are concerned that u.s. customs and border patrol agents are searching the phones and other digital devices of international travelers at border checkpoints in u.s. airports. the issue gained attention recently after at least three travelers, including a canadian journalist, spoke out […]






facing harsh criticism, airlines can now point to a drop in airfares


facing harsh criticism over several recent scandals, the nation’s major airlines can now point to airfares that have dropped to the lowest level since the recession. the average domestic airfare for all of 2016 was $349, down 8.5% from the average of $382 in 2015, according to data released tuesday...






after earthquake, some airlines allow mexico city travelers to change tickets wi


some airlines are allowing mexico city travelers to change their tickets without paying fees after a deadly and powerful earthquake measuring 7.1 rocked central mexico on tuesday. more than 100 people died when homes and businesses collapsed across hundreds of miles, according to an l.a. times...






best round-trip airfares for the week of july 9: chicago down, phoenix up


the busy summer travel season is seeing some fluid airfare pricing. round-trip fares from lax to chicago were down about $60 over a week ago, according to data collected for the los angeles times. denver dropped about $30 for flights from lax. less positive for travelers: phoenix fares jumped about...






mexico consumer agency targets airline bag fees, delays


mexico city (ap) — mexico’s consumer agency has announced fines and new rules meant to protect travelers from airlines, especially in the areas of bag fees and delays. the federal consumer prosecutor’s office fined five airlines more than $1.2 million (22.4 million pesos) for charging passengers to check their first bag for flights to the […]






us watchdog offers bleak statistics for afghan progress


kabul, afghanistan (ap) — in his first report to the new trump administration, a u.s. watchdog that monitors billions of dollars in aid to afghanistan issued a bleak progress report, saying the afghan government controls barely half the country, its security forces numbers are on the decline and drug production is on the rise, while […]






airfares for select cities for week of june 11


domestic fares this week were largely unchanged, including the $96 fare from lax to san francisco, just in case you want to head up to the bay area for summer of love events. the biggest change this week was a decrease in fares to tokyo; the lowest fare we found was $49 less than last week. airfares...






dozens of nonprofits labeled hate groups by charity watchdog


the warning labels were called a response to the recent rise in "hateful rhetoric" in the u.s.






fees can do serious damage to your retirement


dear liz: when i changed jobs, i rolled my 401(k) account into an ira and took it to a financial planner. he invested it initially and now has a management company watching it. so now i am paying quarterly fees to him, the management company and the ira custodian. the fees average about $2,000...






supreme court orders new look at “swipe fees” law


washington (ap) — the supreme court is ordering a lower court to take a new look at a new york law that prohibits businesses from imposing fees on credit-card purchases. the court ruled unanimously wednesday in a case about fees that merchants pay to credit-card issuers each time a customer charges a purchase. the fees […]






would cutting out student fees make college in minnesota more affordable?


in light of state legislation to make student fees optional, we analyzed data on tuition and fees at minnesota's public colleges and universities.






hawaii, federal regulators crack down on hidden resort fees


the hawaii office of consumer protection is investigating resort fees charged by hotel operators as part of a nationwide effort to curb hidden industry fees.






electronic media searches at border crossings raise worry


watchdog groups that keep tabs on digital privacy rights are concerned that u.s. customs and border patrol agents are searching the phones and other digital devices of international travelers at border checkpoints in u.s. airports.






electronic media searches at border crossings raise worry


watchdog groups that keep tabs on digital privacy rights are concerned that u.s. customs and border protection agents are searching the phones and other digital devices of international travelers at border checkpoints in u.s. airports.






electronic media searches at border crossings raise worry


watchdog groups that keep tabs on digital privacy rights are concerned that u.s. customs and border protection agents are searching the phones and other digital devices of international travelers at border checkpoints in u.s. airports.






resort fees at 10 popular las vegas hotel-casinos set to increase


resort fees are going up at 10 hotel-casinos in las vegas, including caesars, nobu and the flamingo. fees will increase between $1 and $3 a night starting march 1, according to caesars entertainment. resort fees are daily charges tacked on to your hotel bill for on-site amenities. caesars increased...






as u.k. overhauls rules for investing, vanguard wants 'health warning' on fees


the u.k. is considering major changes in how investment firms let investors know about the risks and fees they face. vanguard said investors should get a "health warning" type of alert on fees.






initiation fees at trump’s clubs score him millions in profits


palm beach, fla. — even as he serves as president, donald trump earns a tidy sum of money — tens to hundreds of thousands of dollars — every time a new member joins one of his tony clubs. he’s benefited greatly from these so-called initiation fees for years — and even back when the fees took&#...






more information for travelers about airline fees, flight disruptions in senate


airline travelers would learn more about fees, weather delays under a bill a senate panel approved thursday.        






protesters gather at o'hare airport after travelers held


protesters rallied over the weekend at o'hare international airport after authorities took travelers into custody in response to president trump's immigration order. lawyers from throughout chicago showed up to ist travelers.






nearly half of tsa precheck travelers say airport lines are still too long


tsa precheck was devised by the transportation security administration to speed up airport screening for travelers who submit to a government background check in advance. but a survey of nearly 2,500 north american travelers found that 45% of fliers who enrolled in tsa precheck still think the...






protesters gather at o'hare airport after travelers held


protesters rallied at o'hare this weekend, after authorities took travelers into custody in response to trump's immigration order. lawyers from around chicago showed up to ist any travelers having problems. (chris sweda / chicago tribune)






congress ends effort to kill limits on debit card fees


banks were regrouping on thursday, a day after being handed a large defeat in the u.s. house, where republicans sided with retailers in agreeing to preserve limits on debit card fees. the financial industry insisted it was not done fighting to remove limits on the fees. retailers were already lookin...