I always tell people: Before you buy any airline ticket, you should always look closely at the fare rules and restrictions associated with your seat. It used to be that annoying restrictions (like on baggage) came up only when you booked with low-fare carriers, but in the last couple of years the major carriers have introduced their own low-fare classes with unfriendly rules.
That means that a cheaper ticket can end up being more expensive once you pay the fees to, for example, select a seat, check a bag, etc. Do your due diligence and know what you’re paying for. If a regular economy ticket is just a few dollars more, which can happen as seen below, it may be worth it to pay up.
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