Indecisiveness has just become more expensive. You may start questioning whether or not you really need two pairs of black heels on your week-long vacation when most airlines raise their fees for checking a second bag as of May 5, and a new fee increase may just have you questioning whether or not you can afford to extend that never-want-it-to-end vacation. United has announced its new policy of charging $150 instead of $100 for its ticket-change fee due to offset increased fuel costs, and if history has taught us anything, it's that airlines are quick to adopt any fee hikes once a precedent has been set. I'm just waiting for the next frustrating headline to drop.
The good news is that some hotels are offering gas rebates, food vouchers, and stay-two-nights-get-one-night-free types of specials, in efforts to keep us from throwing in the travel towel completely. Summer travel season will tell whether or not their efforts are enough to get people to go on pricier-than-ever road trips or ever-expensive flights.