Faster than wrapping paper flies off of Christmas gifts, holiday travel rates are rising everyday.
Here are six airline travel fees to avoid:
1. You may want to pack light. See if you can put everything in a carry on bag. According to Smartertravel.com, American Airlines, Delta Airlines, United Airlines and U.S. Airways all charge $25 for the first checked bag and $35 for the second checked bag. Southwest does not charge for the first or second checked bag.
2) If you get cold while on the plane, you'll have to cough up $7 on U.S. Airways for a sleep set, but on American, Delta, Southwest and United it's free.
3) What if you make a mistake? Some airlines will charge you to change your ticket. American charges $25, Delta's fee starts at $150, United's fee starts at $75, U.S. Airways starts at $150 and Southwest has no charge.