04.24.2018

Airfare gotchas: When that cheap flight really isn’t a deal

Airfare gotchas: When that cheap flight really isn’t a deal Photo: Karen Bleier, AFP/Getty Images

Congratulations, you found a cheap flight to your dream destination. Hopefully, you’ll have a wonderful trip and that’ll be the end of the story. Unfortunately, sometimes great deals include bad news like hidden fees and major inconvenience.

Does that mean cheap airfare deals aren’t worth it? Of course not. But it does mean some deals may require a little sacrifice and maybe a little more money than you initially thought. The important thing is to know what’s coming so you can make an informed shopping decision and not get blindsided by unexpected costs or inconvenience.

There are some things to watch out for

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