The Seattle Times

Nam Y. Huh, The Associated Press

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Fees undermine fliers’ ability to compare fares

Travelers walk to a ticketing desk at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago. For many passengers, air travel is only about finding the cheapest fare. But as airlines offer a proliferating list of add-on services, from early boarding to premium seating and baggage fees, the ability to comparison-shop for the lowest total fare is eroding.