What ever happened to the old days, when flying was fun and glamorous?
They’re not far behind if you pack the right credit card, Nerd Wallet points out. Getting elite status on your favourite airline is often as simple as shelling out for a rewards program ($395 with Continental’s Star Alliance) and jet-setting to rack up points.
In the graphic below, Nerd Wallet shows which airlines charge what bag fees and suggests the best credit card for each:
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