Fat taxes, $10 boarding passes, and other absurd airline fees

Air carriers are nickel-and-diming customers more than ever

A fear of flying fees.
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The age of low-cost flying is officially over. Budget carrier Frontier Airlines has announced that it, too, will begin charging extra fees for in-flight amenities like coffee, soda, and carry-on bags, says Joshua Freed at the Associated Press.

The airline says it will charge $2 for coffee or soda, "although its announcement on Wednesday did say that passengers will get to keep the whole can," says Freed. Passengers who claim a carry-on in advance will only pay $25 for baggage, but $100 if they wait to pay at the gate. Those who buy tickets on the airline's website won't have to pay at all.

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