With travel prices soaring, every saved penny counts. And industry analysts say airfares will keep rising for 2013, according to USA Today. Passengers can be expected to pay more add-on fees. The airlines, which are cutting flights, are making money from these additional costs. According to the newspaper, airlines collected $924 million in baggage fees alone in the third quarter of last year. They made another $652 million from fees to change reservations.
It is not just airfare, car rental agencies, hotels, and cruise lines are adding new fees. But there are actually ways to get a few free things the next time you travel. We lay out a few of the opportunities.