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Plan ahead to dodge charges

June 8, 2014

1.Avoid foreign

currency fees.

Some credit cards, notably, Capital One, and credit unions offer cards with no exchange fees. You'll avoid gerrymandering your card purchases.

2.Look at the

airline's route map.

Many airlines consider Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean "domestic" destinations. Don't look at the map to determine which policies apply -- look at the airline's route map, and call if you have questions.

3.Argue your case.

John McDonald, a US Airways-American representative, says policies are being "harmonized," which is a reminder that airlines sometimes redefine their redefined borders. You may be able to argue your way out of paying some fees -- but be polite.

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Source: USA Today

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