From the merely annoying to the budget-busters, here's what to watch out for in travel, banking, credit cards, real estate, investments and more.
2. Airlines: Talking to a person
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2. Airlines: Talking to a person
What it is Call to book a flight or redeem your miles, or stop by the airport counter, and you could pay an extra $5 to $20.

What's so bad Another coercive fee to keep you online. "It's like being charged to see a teller," says Chris McGinnis, editor of Expedia's Travel Trendwatch newsletter.

Ouch! United charges $15 to book by phone and $20 in person. You'll pay $20 at a Northwest counter. American, Continental and United all charge you $15 to reserve a ticket with miles by phone.

What you can do Learn to love online booking, or stick with more people-friendly airlines like JetBlue and Southwest.

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Air travel

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Credit cards

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