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Really need to fasten your seatbelts for this one because the airlines in the US and jacking up their -- for the new year you're gonna pay the price delta starting it off with a twenty dollar hike on round trip domestic flights.
And many of the rivals the major ones are following suit so in today's tape charge consumer protection segment.
We look -- you can find the best deals -- airline fares and joining us to -- -- Charlie Leo good director of the consumer travel alliance is good to see you again Charlie.
Hey good to see you'd say you know I I actually got a deal recently when I went on but a lot of people counts.
I don't know why maybe I just got in in time this is a recent phenomenon and how do you shop Smart.
Well it's not really such a recent phenomenon getting idealism there's a function of first.
Looking at several different web sites or you can also go to travel agents are some great travel agents out there who can find good deals but if -- do it yourself person.
Don't just go to one website they all have different prices Expedia is different travelocity is different -- Priceline what can as one.
Don't you never know it depends on what kind of a deal that they have so make sure ego in check multiple sites.
And next if you want to if you wanna go to work online travel agent and online travel agent can give you deals that airline's own web sites can't give you why is that they can do.
What they can do is they can match.
-- outbound flight on one -- airline with the return flight on a different airline and sometimes get you were far better deal than you would get a few stayed on the same airline.
So here's what I wanna ask you I got a great deal on the base fare but then -- had a sign up for the extra leg room -- I want to border early do I want to buy extra miles.
How many of those add ons are worth the price.
Well at first of all I don't like any of the adults however if you have to pay for them friends of -- tell me that extra legroom is worth the united is an -- -- -- has.
Ought extra legroom on most of their trans continental and international flights continental is adding it delta starting to do it internationally it sometimes can be worth it.
Early boarding fees on southwest I think are sometimes worth it especially if you too lazy to check in during the first 20/20 four hours before your flight.
Al Wi-Fi is important if you were are flying and doing work you'll need it some people don't like to work don't buy it.
And pillows and blankets can sometimes be a deal makes your flight more.
Are comfortable and they have a coupon in the bag different airlines were -- different retailers but you can get your money back if you use the coupons.
-- shop around and I'm gonna throw one more chance even after you book your flight keep calling the airline -- asking if the price change sometimes your column on a good day and you get money back.
Thanks so I don't get to -- -- Charlie.
You're lucky to be a winner on occasion --
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