GUIDE TO AIRLINE FEES

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					                                                                                   Many airlines have recently added or changed fees. Here's a look as of July 1, 2008.
   GUIDE TO AIRLINE FEES*                                                          This chart was prepared and provided by Airfarewatchdog.com, Seatguru.com and SmarterTravel.com.

                         AIRTRAN               ALASKA            AMERICAN          CONTINENTAL       DELTA              FRONTIER          JETBLUE           NORTHWEST         SOUTHWEST          SPIRIT             UNITED            US AIRWAYS

    1st checked bag       $0                   $0                $15               $0                $0                 $0                $0                $0                $0                 $15 online/        $15               $15
                                                                                                                                                                                                 $25 at airport

   2nd checked bag        $10 online/          $25               $25               $25               $25                $25               $20               $25               $0                 $25                $25               $25
                          $20 at airport

    Additional bags       $50                  $125              Bags 3-5: $100    $100              Bags 3-5: $80      $50               $75               $100              Bag 3: $25         Bags 3-5: $100     Bags 3-6: $125    Bags 3-9: $100
                                                                 Bag 6 or more:                      Bags 6-8: $110                                                           Bags 4-9: $50                         Bag 7 or
                                                                 $200                                Bags 9-10: $180                                                          Bag 10 or more:                       more: $250
                                                                                                                                                                              $110

   Overweight bags        51-70 lbs: $29       51-100 lbs: $50   51-70 lbs: $50    51-70 lbs: $50    51-70 lbs: $80     51-100 lbs: $75   51-70 lbs: $50    51-70 lbs: $50    51-70 lbs: $25     51-70 lbs: $50     $125              51-70 lbs: $50
                          71-100 lbs: $69                        71-100 lbs:       Over 70 lbs not   71-100 lbs:                          71-99 lbs: $100                     71-100 lbs: $50    71-99 lbs: $100                      71 to 99 lbs:
                                                                 $100              accepted          $150                                                                                                                             $100

     Oversized bags       62-70 in: $29        63-80 in: $50     63 in and over:   63 in and over    62-80 in: $150     63-80 in: $75     63-80 in: $75     63-160 in: $100   62-80 in: $50      62-79 in: $100     63-115 in: $125   62-80 in: $100
                          71-80 in: $69        81-115 in: $75    $150              $100                                                                                                          80 in and over:
                                                                                                                                                                                                 $150

  Ticket change fee       $75                  $50 online ($75   $150/varies by    $150/             $100/$200+         $100              $100              $100/$200         $0 (flight credit   $80 online         $150/$250         $150/$250
          domestic/                            otherwise)        reservation       $150-$250                                                                                  good for one       ($90 otherwise)
       international                                                                                                                                                          year)

     Booking fares        $10/$10              $15/$15           $20/$30           $15/$20           $25/$25            $15/$15           $15               $15 /$30          $0                 $20/$20            $25/$30           $15/$20
on phone/in person

   Unaccompanied          $39                  $75               $100              $75 non-          $100               $40/segment       $75               $75 non-          $0                 $75                $99               $100
 minors (double for                                                                stop/$100                                                                stop/$100
        round-trip)                                                                connecting                                                               connecting

Pet in cabin (double      $69                  $100              $100              $100              $100               Discontinued      $100              $80               not allowed        $85                $125              $100
      for round-trip)

         Advance or       $6 (advance          not applicable    not applicable    not applicable    not applicable     not applicable    $10-$20 for       $5-$35/flight      not applicable     $15 exit row       $14-$109/flight    $5-$30/flight
 premium economy          seat assign-                                                                                                    extra legroom     (exit row and                        $10 aisle          $349/year         (aisle and
      domestic seat       ment)                                                                                                                             bulkhead)                            $5 middle                            window at front
  selection (double       $20 (exit row)                                                                                                                                                                                              of economy
     for round-trip)                                                                                                                                                                                                                  cabin).

   Inflight food fees      not applicable       $5 for meals      $3 for snacks,    No extra charge   Provides           $3 for snacks on not applicable     $3-$10 for a la   $4 for alcoholic   $2-4 for snacks    $5 for snack      $5 for snack
                                               or snacks         $6 for sand-      for snacks or     complimen-         all routes except                   carte meals       beverages          and non-alco-      boxes, $6 for     boxes, $7 for
                                                                 wiches or wraps   meals             tary snacks, but   for those less                                                           holic beverages,   alcoholic         sandwiches
                                                                                                     some snacks        than 545 miles                                                           $5 for alcoholic   beverages         and platters, $2
                                                                                                     and meals cost                                                                               beverages                           for soft drinks
                                                                                                     an extra $1 to                                                                                                                   and water
                                                                                                     $10.
SOURCE: Airfarewatchdog.com, Seatguru.com, SmarterTravel.com                                                                                                                                                                          THE MIAMI HERALD

				
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