questionswould you be willing to pay an airline fee for…

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in order to avoid bag fees, i've taken to just wearing all the clothes i'll need for my entire trip at once. the security line is somewhat of a hassle though.

"sir, please take off your jacket and the one below that and the one below that and the sweater vest below that and the windbreaker below that."

or at least, that's what i tell myself i should do.

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Checked baggage gets a fee, anything to eat gets a fee, everything gets a fee...

I wish trains were faster to take because then I would skip flying entirely.

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@underinsomnia: i think ryan air already charges for bathroom usage.

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This is why I'd much rather drive. I don't care if it takes extra days or not.

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Hopefully most airlines don't take it to this extreme. I am an airline employee though, so further comments withheld.

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Ok, now this is just getting ridiculous! What's next? Swipe credit card to use bathroom on airplane???

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When an USAir employee said I had to pay for a glass of water during a flight I decided that would be the last time I booked flights with them...
The more fees they add the more likely people will not fly with that service...

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/11/04/scootevest-scott-jordan_n_778626.html

never carry a bag again. This coat has 33 pockets and was designed to beat airline baggage fees. Screw em.

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@underinsomnia: great, you had to give them that idea...

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@capguncowboy: According to @carl669 someone already had the idea... that's just great... I hate these greedy bastards.

"If the Wright brothers were alive today Wilbur would have to fire Orville to reduce costs."
— Herb Kelleher, Founder of Southwest Airlines, USA Today, 8 June 1994.

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I don't ever fly because I am stuck here on DW.

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As usual, I am ambivalent. In a way it is fairer to charge a base fee, then additional fees for various things so that people are paying their real share of the cost. But it really isn't being evenly charged. I pay more for my two small suitcases than does someone checking one twice as big as both together. If the purpose of the fee is to cover fuel costs, it should be based on luggage weight, not the number of bags. A carry on fee is going to make people do silly stuff like put their laptop in one coat pocket and a change of clothes in the other, which is going to make sitting beside them loads of fun. If they are going to do this, then they should just have a weigh in at the check-in counter, you and everything you want to take aboard at 10 cents a pound. That way they'd get their pound of flesh-- or at least a payoff for it.

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I will avoid airlines that charge carry-on fees. My thought is just up the ticket price to what it should be to cover all the costs and go back to making airplane travel something special.