A la cart is becoming a la crap! I generally fly frontier. I have the most miles built up there, i have their credit card, i can get where i most need to go on their non-stop routes. But not this time. I was in the process of getting a new job, worried about the money it would cost for the sitter and extras, and just unsure if i should go. Torn by my commitment to support my hubby and to support my household. I ended up deciding to short change everyone! I would help hubby through the first couple days of the conference, and then start the new job mid week. Seemed good for everyone. But that means I decided late. That means that frontier has some crazy prices – 450 one way to Indy… ooofa. So i found a heck of a cheaper flight on United Airlines. Tonight i went through the online check in process… Holy guacamole. Every screen there is an option to “upgrade” Extra Leg Room – 39 bucks Premier Line at Security – 39 bucks (seriously you can buy this?) Any checked bags – hand over the cash. I was just in shock at how much they try and trick you – your “cheap” flight could soon be almost twice the cost – woah!!! When people first started talking a-la cart – i was thinking better choices of food… sigh. I guess better be able to pick what you want – it just seemed like i was being nickled and dimmed as i was simply attempting to check in!!