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Byline: Jewel Gopwani
May 18--Anita Patterson felt pretty good about the $202 airfare she paid for a trip to Orlando this month. But then the 66-year-old Detroiter noticed the fees tacked on to the ticket price. There's a $5 security fee, a $7.50 airport fee, $15.21 in taxes and another $6.60 fee, adding more than $34 to her ticket on Spirit Airlines.
"It's crazy," said Patterson, eyeing taxes and fees that raised her airfare to $237.10. "I remember when taxes on airline tickets used to be more around $5 or $10," she said. As passengers get ready to board planes in record numbers this summer, they're paying a long list of taxes and fees. …