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Airport parking fees starting to multiply

Airport parking fees starting to multiply

Like many travelers, Hal Frost is accustomed to being hit with fees everywhere he goes, from the airport check-in counter to the hotel front desk. But long-term parking used to always be pretty straightforward: the rate he was quoted was the rate he paid.

Not anymore.

When he parked his car in New York recently through a site called NetParkFly (www.netparkfly.com) he found several fees added to his bill, including a fuel surcharge fee, a customer service fee, and an access fee. There's no explanation of these extras on the company's website.

"What are those for?" he wondered.

Just as an aside, sometimes you're better off not knowing what fees are for,...