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The biggest new airline fees target surfers

Posted by Molly Feltner on Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Fees up, dude! As a recent LA Times article points out, surfers are now getting hit with what might be the biggest new airline fee yet: checked surfboard charges. While fees for checked bags are up across-the-board, some airlines are now charging flyers as much as $300 to check a surfboard. However, the airlines seem to let golfers off the hook, only applying regular first and second baggage fees to golf bags.

To see which airlines are charging the most for surfboards, go to


Are the airlines unfairly targeting surfers? Post a comment below.


United cuts free meals in transatlantic coach and domestic business class

Posted by Molly Feltner on Wednesday, August 20, 2008

This year, the airlines have been busily packing on the extra fees and cutting services. However, there have been a few "sacred cows" the carriers have avoided messing with: international flights and upper-class services. Unfortunately, United has just decided to commit sacrilege. The airline will cut free meals in coach class on Europe flights and in business class on domestic flights.

Read the full details of United's cuts on

Surprised by these cuts or not? Post a comment below.

Categories: Airline Industry News


Posted by Molly Feltner on Wednesday, August 20, 2008

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