Stop the presses! United Airlines removes a fee

That’s no typo. United Airlines actually removed a fee.

Really! It did!
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Did we neglect to mention the $651 drop-off fee?

Jack Schneider thought the $430 rate for his European car rental from Hertz covered everything.

And it did. Except for one teensy surcharge: the $651 “drop off” fee that wasn’t included in the non-refundable, non-negotiable rate he’d paid Hotwire.

Oops.
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Hey Uber, where’s my $55?

Latonya Holloway calls Uber for a pickup. But when it doesn’t show up, she’s charged anyway. Is there any hope for a refund?

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Forced to return his Avis car to another location — what’s with this extra charge?

Car rental companies love their surcharges.

The one Dan Liftman encountered when he rented a vehicle from Avis recently had a good reason — and also, paradoxically, didn’t have a good reason.
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Why won’t Comcast remove my early termination fee?

Lynn Tirums is hit with an early termination fee after Comcast helps her “reduce” her bill. Now it won’t return her calls. What gives?
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Are credit cards with “no” foreign transaction fees still scammy?

If you’re a credit-card skeptic like I am, then maybe you’ve enjoyed your front row seat to the rise and apparent fall of foreign transaction fees — those pernicious little extras tacked on to your cross-border purchases just because credit card companies can.
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Hey, these aren’t the seats I reserved!

Mercedes Revilla reserves two seats on a British Airways flights, but she gets assigned different ones. Is she entitled to a refund?
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How refundable are airline fees? Not so much

The North American airline industry collected an estimated $8.2 billion last year from fees for items such as checked baggage, premium seat assignments and early boarding privileges — a $700 million increase from 2013. But are they keeping more of your money than they should?
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Oh, you want a comfortable airline seat? That’ll be extra

Bob Bradenbaugh thought he’d booked an economy class seat when he flew from Miami to Barcelona on American Airlines recently. It turns out he’d only bought half a seat.
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