Airlines Thinking Up New Fees For Summer

Airlines are gearing up for summer with a suite of new fees and costs for travelers. Among them:

Fuel surcharge – longer trips may have customers paying for the extra gas
Seating assignment – preferential seating, at a cost
Flying standby – fee for the favor
Extra baggage charge – mo bags, mo moneys

Some of the fees are still in discussion, while others have been only adopted by one or a few airlines. But with times seeming to always be getting tougher for legacy carriers, they’ll all be looking at each other to see who is developing new revenue streams. — BEN POPKEN

Airlines pile on the fees [CNNMoney] (Thanks to Jaideep!)
(Photo: Ben Popken)