Frequent fliers find ways around growing fees

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    Frequent flier Jes Borland has picked up a few tricks to minimize air travel costs as commercial airlines have started layering fees on top of ticket prices.
    Borland said travelers can save money not only by shopping around for cheap flights, but by packing light.

    “Be a minimalist when you when you travel,” said Borland, a technical consultant for Blue Door Consulting in Oshkosh, who flies between six and 10 times annually for work and leisure. “It’s the best way and cheapest.”

    With rising costs for jet fuel and other expenses, commercial airlines have resorted to charging fees to boost revenues for everything from luggage to itinerary changes. Las Vegas-based Allegiant Travel Co., which operates Allegiant Airlines — one of the three carriers serving Outagamie County Regional Airport in Greenville — announced April 4 it would charge travelers who use overhead storage bins as much as $70 for a round trip.|topnews|text|APC-News
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