It’s likely that a number of airline fees will rise in 2014: ticket change fees, on-board purchases and baggage fees being the biggies. More passengers in the United States will be able to apply for TSA Pre-Check, as that program expands.
The ugliest projection for 2014?
Tighter seating. “Airlines will continue to reconfigure their aircraft with slim seats in super-snug seating configurations, in a bid to squeeze in more passengers and generate additional revenue,” says Mark Kirby, founder of the Runway Girl Network website that tracks passenger experience.