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Tired of travel fees? Here's a charge you may be unaware of

Tired of travel fees? Here's a charge you may be unaware of

Ever feel like the taxi ride from the airport costs more than the trip there?

It's not your imagination.

Airports across the country add surcharges of up to $5 a ride — typically passed directly on to travelers — for trips originating at their curbs. There are similar charges for limousine, Uber and Lyft drivers as well as shuttle buses for hotels, car rental companies and off-airport parking lots.

Those fees quickly add up, costing travelers more than $183 million last year at the 50 largest airports in the U.S., according to Associated Press calculations based on data obtained through dozens of public records requests.

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