The joy just keeps getting sucked out of airline travel. Lines, computer glitches, weather delays, indecent X-ray screenings, and bag fees, lunch fees, gate fees, and any other fee the airlines feel the consumer will put up with can make airline travel feel like a trial to be endured instead of the beginning of an adventure.
Spirit Airlines announced last week that beginning November 6, 2012 passengers arriving at their departure gate with a carry-on bag would be charged $100. For a carry on. This does not included fees for checked bags. And they are of course, not the only ones doing this, just at this writing the most expensive.
Airline add-on fees can tack on $25-$200 to the price of your airline ticket.
The good news is you CAN reduce your vulnerabity to these add-on fees. What if you didn’t need 50 pounds of luggage for your week’s vacation? Consider, instead of a traditional hotel, a vacation rental. Besides being larger (usually), and equipped with a kitchen (most), many vacation rentals provide their guests with washers and dryers. ALL of the units available via Seattle Oasis Vacation Rentals come equipped with a washer and dryer. This is an especially attractive feature for families traveling with kids, or people staying longer than a few days, or folks on an extended, multi-destination trip. Instead of packing an outfit a day for each kid, plus jammies, plus “emergency” outfits for example, minimize luggage, add on costs, backache, and stress by utlitizing this vacation rental perk.
To book, check out our website at www.SeattleOasisVacations.com.
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