Airlines battle with passengers over a la carte pricing

02/21/2010 | New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

During the past several years, airlines have been unbundling their air fares, charging passengers for products and services that were once part of the base fare. While some in the industry acknowledge the ancillary fees rile passengers, others say it's necessary in tough economic times. Passengers, meanwhile, feel they have little choice but to pay the fees, but some say they will reach a point when they say enough is enough.

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