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Never Pay for These 6 Things Again

Some of life's little luxuries haven't gotten any more necessary -- but they have become cheaper. From learning a new language to finding a great read, these six things no longer require a line item in your personal budget. Go ahead, indulge for less.

Why Spirit Airlines Will Never Be Great Again

Looking at Spirit Airlines' financials, you might think the low-cost carrier is a smart buy. But don't be fooled by the balance sheets: The Spirit business model that generates profits carries the seeds of its own destruction by generating toxic ill will with its passengers.

3 More Travel Tips for Keeping the Cost of Your Flight in Check

Finding a good airfare can be tough, and if you've ever sacrificed convenience for a cheaper ticket, you may have been surprised at the hidden costs that jacked up your overall price. But those fees don't have to be a mystery -- and they're not unavoidable.

5 Surefire Tips for Saving on Summer Air Travel

If you're one of the many people taking to the not-so-friendly skies this summer, you'll pay extra for nearly everything but the security pat down. Hoping to glide past some of that nickel and diming? Here are five foolproof tips:

Why Fly? The Case Against Air Travel

It's bad enough that air fares and extra fees have been rising as fast as a plane taking off -- now, travelers must wonder if aircraft have been properly inspected. Are the costs, pains and risks of flying reaching the point where frequent fliers should reconsider their transportation choices?

While Airlines Are Profiting Again, Fliers Are Suffering

Of all the industries that have achieved record profits recently, none have posted more remarkable results than the airline industry. For the first time in a decade, the industry is on a glide path to profitability -- but it's getting there by squeezing its customers.

At Last, New Protections for Air Travelers Will Land in 2011

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood is raising the bar for the treatment of airline passengers this spring. Don't expect more legroom in coach -- he's not a miracle worker -- but you will see more transparency in ticket pricing, better deals for bumped passengers, and reimbursement of luggage fees when checked bags are lost or delayed, among other changes.

Rejected ScotteVest ad goes viral

Since airlines began adding on fees faster than passengers, we've wondered how long it would take consumers to revolt against carry-on fees. The...

Spirit Airlines Calls Carry-On Baggage Fee a Success

The new fees, which went into effect on Sunday, aim to cut delays by discouraging customers from stuffing overhead compartments on planes. Spirit is the first airline in the industry to introduce such a fee. The new fees, which went into effect on Sunday, aim to cut delays by discouraging customers from stuffing overhead compartments on planes, The Associated Press reported. Spirit is the first airline in the industry to introduce such a fee.

Baggage fees could soar...again

Get out the barbells. It's time to do more lifting to prepare for heftier carry-on bags. That's because airline passengers may be hit with even more...

Yahoo's Airport Stunt Has Legs

As part of Yahoo's year-end do-gooder campaign, it paid the baggage fees of travelers at two California airports. It was a clever gimmick that tied in with Yahoo's mission of easing life's navigation -- and if the company is wise, it could be the seed for a new and better marketing campaign.