Fee-quent Flyer

Expect to feel squeezed on your next flight--and not just because of the legroom. Desperate for cash, airlines are nickel-and-diming flyers every chance they get. Many carriers this month put in place tough new rules on nonrefundable tickets. Now if you wait until your day of travel to change a flight, you will have to fly standby; after Jan. 1 on some airlines, even standby will cost an extra $100. And if you miss your flight and fail to reschedule that day, you will be charged for a new ticket. There is, however, one upside. Some airlines are offering cheaper upgrades...

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