If you love to travel 鈥 and let鈥檚 be honest, who doesn鈥檛? 鈥 then you appreciate anything that will make flying as easy as possible (like the Kickstarter TravelerBuddy app). The problem with getting from point A to point B, however, is that it can cost you serious moolah. If you want to save money while traveling, we鈥檝e got some REALLY exciting news. There鈥檚 a new bill out there that鈥檚 hoping to cut down on all those excess fees that airlines love to charge.


Deemed The Forbidding Airlines from Imposing Ridiculous (FAIR) Fees Act (you gotta love that name!), which was presented this week by Senators Ed Markey (MA) and Richard Blumenthal (CT), the bill hopes to 鈥減rohibit air carriers from imposing fees that are not reasonable and proportional to the costs incurred by the air carriers, and for other purposes.鈥 In other words, buh-bye to BS charges. Senator Markey explained to Consumerist, 鈥淎irlines should not be allowed to overcharge captive passengers just because they need to change their flight or have to check a couple of bags. There is no justification for charging consumers a $200 fee to resell a $150 ticket that was cancelled well in advance.鈥 We hear ya!

The list of 鈥渋mposing fees鈥 is a little lengthy (which is probably a good thing), but includes 鈥渁ny fee for a change or cancellation of a reservation for a flight in interstate air transportation,鈥 鈥渁ny fee relating to checked baggage to be transported on a flight in interstate air transportation鈥 and 鈥渁ny other fee imposed by an air carrier relating to a flight in interstate air transportation.鈥 Woo-hoo!

There鈥檚 no mention of specific dollar limits, but making travel more affordable is exactly what we love to hear.

Do you think there are too many ridiculous fees attached to traveling? Tweet us @BritandCo!

(h/t Two Cents; photo via Izabela Habur, JordiRamisa/iStock)