Friday, May 22, 2009

I Just LOVE Hidden Fees









We are making our annual pilgrimage to Minnesota this 
summer for lake and family fun. The other day I saw 
some great flight deals on the internet. Turns out there 
are some additional fees once you really get in there...

We are flying HairBrains and I see they have a new motto:

    HairBrains – We charge you for f*#king everything...

    4 round trip tickets moderately priced
    

    PLUS:

    $6 per seat (I guess we could have flown standing?) each way

    God knows what each bag will cost...

    Oh you wanted oxygen and heat? You can’t handle -55F at altitude?

    You some kind of pussy because there is a surcharge for pets too 
    ya know...

So that’s my rant for the day – but hey! everybody’s gotta make a living...

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12 Comments:

At May 22, 2009 at 1:07 PM , Blogger natasha the exile on Mom Street said...

I wanna fly standing up!

At least there might be some leg room that way...

 
At May 22, 2009 at 1:23 PM , Blogger undercover caterer said...

I hope you got some airline miles at least.

 
At May 22, 2009 at 4:09 PM , Blogger Leendaluu said...

When I flew to Hell last week, I paid for my bags to come with me....However, they did not arrive with me. I asked for my $30 back, and I got the most peevish look from the HairBrain behind the counter. Jeesh. Is clean underwear too much to ask?

 
At May 22, 2009 at 6:10 PM , Blogger Laura ~Peach~ said...

figures

 
At May 22, 2009 at 8:28 PM , Blogger Mommy2Joe said...

Okay, I relate to the post and all, but I'm actually commenting on the comment about asking for your luggage fees back when/if your bags dont arrive - BRILLIANT!!

Anyway, have fun on your family vacay.

 
At May 23, 2009 at 6:55 PM , Blogger Debbie said...

I am always amazed at the final price of hotels, airlines, etc.

 
At May 25, 2009 at 11:10 AM , Blogger Mary Ellen said...

You know - I HAVE no excuse! I just checked, and I seem to be one of your followers, but your blog is not showing up in my blogger reader, nor in google reader, which is what I usually use to keep up to date with my fave blogs. I don't know enough about how the whole thing works to fix it, but maybe I'll try un-following you and then re-following you.

Thanks for stopping by - I don't want to be missing out on all the fun stuff over here!

 
At May 25, 2009 at 11:31 AM , Blogger Such Lovely Freckles said...

It's really ridiculous. And then you pay for the food, for the drinks, for the luggage, and everything else. Some guy in the Netherlands wants to make peeing in airplanes possible only for credit card holders. I don't think he's going to get through with it, but can you imagine?
"Mommy, I need to go really badly." "Okay, honey. Here's my credit card." Fifteen minutes later, "Mommy, I need to go again." "Okay, honey, here's my credit card." Some people have threatened to wet their pants, if this airline actually pulled that stunt.

 
At May 25, 2009 at 11:07 PM , Blogger the mama bird diaries said...

A seat charge? That's nuts.

But when it comes to flying, as long as I arrive safely, I'm happy.

 
At May 26, 2009 at 4:02 PM , Blogger Coal Miner's Granddaughter said...

Wow. SERIOUSLY?!? They charged you for use of the seat?

Dude.

 
At May 28, 2009 at 3:01 PM , Blogger MamaGeek @ Works For Us said...

Yeah, I think that totally SUCKETHS.

Go configure.

 
At May 31, 2009 at 10:45 PM , Blogger EatPlayLove said...

I couldn't agree more! I clicked on some fares the other day to find that price wasn't available from the search I just did! Grrr...

Doesn't the industry realize they need our business and these fees aren't helping!

 

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