Unbundling And Fees Explained

Airlines generally promote the “unbundling” of airfares as a means of giving consumers more choices on an a la carte menu of options, but it is really a euphemism for imposing fees for things that used to be included in the base fare. Joe Brancatelli exposes some other issues this practice has kicked up, including the difficulty it causes consumers in comparing fares and the cover it gives airlines to dodge taxes. Read about it in his illuminating Portfolio column.

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