Happy National Aviation Day, Savers. What fees are you paying to help, uh, celebrate?

Today’s flying machines would amaze and delight Orville and Wilbur Wright, no doubt. But the fares, fees, long lines and increasingly bad service? Probably not what the Wright Brothers envisioned 100 years ago at Kitty Hawk.

So, to help celebrate our love of aircraft—and our nostalgia for that bygone era when flight meant no fight — we came up with a pop quiz to test your knowledge of the friendly skies…and the not-so-friendly fees.

How much might it cost to have a pet lizard in the cabin?


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How much for an in-flight lavatory run?


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You want to bring your own fruit, nuts and granola bar onto the plane. What’s the “carry on” fee?


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I want to check a couple bags on my next domestic flight. Is there a fee?


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I want good seating when I fly home next month. Do I have to pay for that, too?


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Oversize/overweight bags?


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Making a phone/in-person reservation?


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I really like a pillow/blanket on the plane. They’re still free, right?


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My under-18 daughter’s flying without me. Do I have to pay for an unaccompanied minor?


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I need to change tickets. Fee or no fee?


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To find out how you did, check our Answer Key.

Did you pass with flying colors or crash and burn? Check out this handy-dandy airline fee guide we found and start chipping away at those pesky fees in the sky. And tell us: What’s the most ridiculous airline fee you’ve ever had to pay?

Domestic airline fee sources: Expedia.com and smartertravel.com

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