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More Travel Fees – Nov. 21, 2010

I don’t know if you’ve heard, but its not enough that car rental companies charge you a late fee if you return your car more than an hour later than you say you will, but now it appears, some of them are charging a fee if you return your car earlier than you said you would!

Dollar and Thrifty now charge a penalty if you return your car a day or more earlier than you had scheduled it for.  So, make sure your plans are firm if you intend on renting your car from either of these two companies.

Think that’s bad?  Well, ever since I heard the airlines were going to start charging a fee for blankets and pillows, I have been joking about how they will start charging to use the bathroom next!

Well, its finally happening!  After charging us for baggage, taking away the meals, downgrading snacks, and adding a fee for using their blankets…Ryanair, a European airline, recently announced plans to start charging $1.50 to use the bathroom!

Ryanair recently garnered media attention when passengers revolted by refusing to get off the airplane when fog closed their destination airport and caused them to land at another airport.   For the full story on the passenger revolt:

Of course, there’s always a chance that this charge will not spread, as the overhead baggage charge of $45 for using the overhead bin on Spirit Airlines, which has so far not gained support from any other airlines. (Knock-on-wood!)

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