You haven’t flown since Christmas and you’re wondering what’s changed. While you were hibernating this past Winter the airlines were busy raising airfares and adding or increasing fees. The major U.S. carriers raised their checked bag fee earlier this year from $15 to $25 for the first bag. Then Spirit upped the ante by adding a carry-on bag fee of $45 per bag. How do you avoid this labyrinth of charges? Check out this USAToday.com article on the worst travel ripoffs and strategies for avoiding them. Then pack your flip flops and get ready for Summer. It’s travel time!