Pay Toilets? The Long, Slow Nickel-and-Diming of U.S. Air Travel

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Airlines – when they’re not losing foreign leaders’ luggage, they’re charging us an arm and a leg for anything they can think of.

TIME has a list of 20 reasons to hate airlines, and it’s hard not to fume with rage after reading it. Nonrefundable tickets, the disappearance of legroom and frequent-flyer schemes are all ways that air travel empties every last penny from our pockets. A choice excerpt:

Ever since the 1978 deregulation of the airline industry, the history of air travel has been one long, painful chronicle of nickel-and-diming the consumer to distraction.

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