Don’t you wish you could travel or go out to eat without being charged for stupid things? I bet everyone in the world wishes for that change. It is unbelievable the amount of fees we are charged with in the most unexpected places.
Airport Fees- A woman catching a flight at Delta airports was disabled and walked with a cane. An agent asked her if she needed a wheelchair and she refused. Later that day, she realized they would have charged her an extra $10.00 if she decided to take the wheelchair. Alaska Airlines charges each flier for a movie and snack bags. The snack bags were $5.00 and only contained a small amount of food. For the movie, they charged $12.00 and the screen for the movie is kiddie size and wasn’t very sturdy through turbulence. The man that noticed this came to the conclusion that the airline recieves $1200 every flight. At the Atlanta Airport, obviously located in Atlanta, a man was traveling out of the country for a water kayaking trip. He had his paddle broken down and wrapped up in order to take it with him. The baggage claim told him it was considered a weapon and if he wanted it sent out it would cost him $150. Frontier Airlines are known for their excessive airline fees. For example, Frontier charges each flyer for seats they have chosen themselves. The fee ranges anywhere between $5-15.
Hotel Fees- A hotel in Wyoming charged each guest an unexpected fee every night of stay. The couple that noticed the charge of $1.00 every night, approached the front desk and asked what the charge was for. The clerk said that it was a donation for kids that are willing to learn about the hotel business. This charge was on every guests final bill. A hotel in Orlando charges guests a $25 “Daily Room Cleaning Fee.” This hotel eventually went out of business. A full service hotel in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, charges it’s guest $3 for a bottle of water, opened or unopened.
Resort Fees- Every resort in Las Vegas charges a large amount of fees. A man reported that he had to pay for things he wasn’t using. He didn’t find this out until later when the clerk gave him the bill. They charged him for the phone that was in the room and the gym on the other side of the hotel. The man didn’t use either one of these things and was forced to pay the fees that also included taxes. The Holiday Isle Resort in Florida required a $10 fee for the beach towels and beach chairs. Guests have proven that the fee was never mentioned when booked into the resort. Most resorts charge $15-$30 a night.
Cruise Fees- The Royal Caribbean Cruise charges every member for the mini-bar they have on the ship. Whether the members are buying alcohol or not, they are still charged for it. The price for the mini-bar is unknown, but there are signs that it’s rather expensive.
Cafes / Restaurants- In many outdoor cafes, they charge for all the condiments and appetizers you didn’t ask for in the first place. Places like this are known to cheat out the tourists that come for great service and great food. A couple went to this cafe in particular and was charged for the bread and butter the waiter brought to them without them asking for it. At the end of their feast, they noticed on their bill that they were charged for the salt, ketchup and the bread and butter that they did not use or eat.
Travelers, beware! Make sure you know what you are being charged for the moment you step in to a restaurants, resort, hotel, and even an airline. These days, everyone is very limited on cash. Don’t let them rob you blind.