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Surprised no one has mentioned all the tack on fees for flying. The best investment I get when going on a trip was a portable luggage scale. A friend had to do the "empty and reshuffle" dance to get her luggage under the weight limit.
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Old 07-10-2016, 09:42 AM   #42
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Surprised no one has mentioned all the tack on fees for flying. The best investment I get when going on a trip was a portable luggage scale. A friend had to do the "empty and reshuffle" dance to get her luggage under the weight limit.


I think I am already beaten down by that process. Besides the 4 airlines I usually fly I already have the internal calculator working to add/subtract fees for comparison purposes... Flying is becoming such a demoralizing experience I can only muster the energy to do it 4-5 times a year. But the actual total cost over the years to me is still a relative bargain for getting me from point A to B.


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Nickel and diming when I'm already paying a large sum. I'd contracted for several thousand dollars worth of work on a software project, then they wanted $35 more to FedEx me the result on CD. Umm, no. Use a couple stamps and mail it.
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I think I am already beaten down by that process. Besides the 4 airlines I usually fly I already have the internal calculator working to add/subtract fees for comparison purposes...
That's a big reason I stick with Southwest. They don't really play games with add ons. And they happen to have a couple of nice direct flights from Columbus to the Bay Area and Florida (our main domestic destinations).

Obviously they are not an option for international travel, so we deal with the other airlines for that. We've had a couple of good and a couple of bad experiences doing that. It basically keeps me going back to Southwest for domestic flights.
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Re: groceries, I buy store brands when the quality is acceptable, which is often, and always wander by the 50%-off, about to expire meat display.

Most clothing comes from Kohl's, and always with a 15-20%-off coupon.
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