Airline extras


Water in restaurants

Hotel amenities

“resort” fees

hidden fees

Food delivery

In the age of third-party services like UberEats and Grubhub that charge both diners and restaurants for food delivery, you’d think that restaurants would be glad to deliver directly to the customer for free as long as the customer purchased a certain amount of food.

But some restaurants these days charge a delivery fee — sometimes ranging from $3 to $10 — to bring their food to your front door. But that delivery fee doesn’t go to the driver, so don’t stiff him on the tip, OK?

Plastic bags

California became the first state



Directory assistance

profitVerizon Wireless

School sports

“pay-to-play” policy

Compressed air

coin operated

Online newspapers

have started charging