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Airline Passengers Fight Back Against Hidden Fees

MSNBC.COM - A $25 fee to check a first bag. An in-flight snack for $5. Tired of all these airline fees? Well, you could take a nap on the plane, but you'll have to pay $7 or $8 for a pillow and blanket.

Airlines are nickel-and-diming passengers, and now a coalition of three travel advocacy groups is fighting back.

A new website unveiled earlier this week, MadAsHellAboutHiddenFees.com, is designed to be a forum for travelers upset about unbundled airfares and unexpected fees. The site, which was developed by the Business Travel Coalition, American Society of Travel Agents and Consumer Travel Alliance, invites travelers to share stories about surprise fees and sign a petition protesting them.

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