Even if you secure an inexpensive plane ticket these days, you've still got plenty of pricey checked-bag and other a la carte fees to worry about. Travel site Orbitz offers a comprehensive chart rounding up these fees for 25+ airlines.
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Next time you're considering prices for a ticket, fire up this handy chart to keep an eye on the hidden charges that may be tacked on for the airlines you're looking at. The exhaustive chart at Orbitz makes it easy to see what fees you can expect, breaking down the extra prices for checking your first bag and second bag, for grabbing a snack or meal on your flight, and finally for any additional chargeable services or exceptions.
The chart covers all the major US airlines along with several international, so it's certainly worth a bookmark until the next time you're pricing tickets. Got your own strategies for keeping it cheap when you fly? (Hand luggage only!) Let's hear them in the comments.