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Travel Fee: Domestic Checked Baggage

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The Cost: $25 for one checked bag; $60 for two on most domestic airlines.

How to Avoid It: Take only a carry-on. Or fly Southwest (allows two checked bags for free) or JetBlue (one checked bag free). Or, pay a little more and avoid the hassle of check-in and the possibility of lost bags by using FedEx Ground or UPS Ground to ship your bags ahead of time. The cost to ship two 35-pound bags directly to your hotel to await your arrival runs about $70 with FedEx.

Most Annoying Travel Fees 2011

Travel Fee: Domestic Checked Baggage

The Cost: $25 for one checked bag; $60 for two on most domestic airlines.

How to Avoid It: Take only a carry-on. Or fly Southwest (allows two checked bags for free) or JetBlue (one checked bag free). Or, pay a little more and avoid the hassle of check-in and the possibility of lost bags by using FedEx Ground or UPS Ground to ship your bags ahead of time. The cost to ship two 35-pound bags directly to your hotel to await your arrival runs about $70 with FedEx.

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