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Airlines, hotels, car rental companies and cruise lines will take the fee frenzy as far as they can until there is a backlash and the government steps in.

It seemed like a great deal at the time.

Morgiana Celestine-Lewis and her cousin Angie Taylor had scored a room at the Westin near Los Angeles International Airport for $124 the first night. As part of a birth-year promotion, they paid $73 the second night because Taylor’s birth year is 1973.

When they got the bill at checkout, they found a $25-a-night fee for parking plus a $2.50 parking tax, charges they say the hotel did not disclose when they booked online. Parking their car for two nights came at a cost approaching that of parking themselves in a room for a second night.

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