Money-Saving Tips for Flying High


As sky-high gas prices continue to soar, many airlines are adding new fees to their fares this summer. The extra charges for things like food, drinks, baggage -- and even those coveted aisle seats -- are leaving many potential passengers stranded.

"They have a fee for changing your tickets," says "Today" show travel editor Peter Greenberg. "They have a fee for speaking to a human being -- the only thing they haven't charged for yet is pay toilets, and that could happen at any minute."

Luckily, "Extra" dug up some tips on how to travel cheaply for globe-trotting families! Buying your tickets online in advance will help you save. Also, shipping bigger items to your destination will save on seat charges -- and packing light will reduce the number of checked bags.