The Stupidest Fees of 2011

The Year of the Fees

If there’s a surefire way to tick off consumers, it’s by tacking on extra charges to the products and services they rely on. We saw quite a bit of this in 2011, with everyone from big banks to airline companies instituting fees – or hiking old ones – to generate additional revenue. While some of the fees were met with little resistance, others ignited a firestorm of consumer outrage, prompting Americans to rally around widespread protests and petitions. So here they are, the stupidest fees of 2011. Read on for details of each – and find out whether the charges could affect your wallet. Photo Credit: Getty Images