You see a price and think it’s the best deal, but you end up paying much more. The culprit? Hidden fees.
Americans pay billions of dollars in hidden fees each year on everything from air travel to car buying, making it impossible to stay on budget or comparison shop. At Consumer Reports, we believe that consumers deserve fairness and transparency. And we all need honest pricing, so the true cost is clear upfront. Let's work together to end hidden fees. Start by sharing any hidden fee you've been hit with -- big or small.
As companies pile on sneaky fees that result in higher bills, CR gives you tactics to spot and avoid them
It's not easy, but there are steps you can take to avoid at least some of them
You could be paying more than you realize
You have to keep your eye on the total cost of the extras you're charged for, which can vary a lot by airline and route