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US Airline Fees

In this Wednesday, May 8, 2013, photo, United Airlines passengers board a flight using the Premier Access line at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago, Airlines are introducing a new bevy of fees, but this time passengers might actually like them. Unlike the first generation of charges which dinged fliers for once-free services like checking a bag, these new fees promise a taste of the good life, or at least a more civil flight. Airlines now alter fees based on demand. United Airlines used to sell its Economy Plus extra legroom seats for one price per route. Today, aisle seats cost more than middle seats; prices are higher on popular flights. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)