5 Airlines Worldwide With The Most Hidden Fees

Any traveler knows that airlines are increasingly charging extras. Many airlines make it hard to avoid paying more than the base cost.

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This intriguing survey from UK-based NetVoucherCodes examined these additional expenses for 80 airlines worldwide. We list the top five airlines.

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Spirit Airlines has the highest additional fees. Total additional charges were 736% of the base fare. This is topped by baggage fees.

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NetVoucherCodes surveyed identical flights (same dates, route duration, and market) and added all extra fees (seat selection, carry-on baggage, 

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Mexican low-cost airline Volaris ranks second. The additional costs were over six times the base fare (626%).

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As with any low-cost airline, this must be considered with the low base rate. The survey's sample base fare was $13.13, so extra charges will have a big impact.

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Etihad Airways is the only international top-5 airline. It has 400% extra costs. Baggage is the main cause. Carry-on baggage was free, but a checked bag cost $309.70

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Frontier Airlines, another US low-cost airline, placed fourth. Here, extra surcharges were 375% of the base fare. Checked baggage cost $65 on a $29 price

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Ryanair had the highest hidden fees in Europe and sixth globally. It pioneered this charging method, so this is suitable. Ryanair charged 344%

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