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Monday Midday Must-Reads

-Bag fees, change fees, reservation fees. That has become a battle ground for airlines and consumer protection groups, this USA Today article says. “Change fees have become contentious as they grew to nearly $3 billion last year. And the largest airlines collected a record $764 million during the first three months of 2015, according to Transportation Department statistics,” the article says.

-A United Airlines flight from Denver to Boston returned to Denver Airport about 30 minutes after take-off on Friday because a passengers was smoking on board. “The passenger seated in the economy section refused flight attendants' instructions to stop smoking,” the Denver Post reports. The flight was canceled and passengers were rebooked on flights the next day.

-Sometimes I get to write about something other than airlines. This past week, I covered the inaugural Cliburn International Junior Competition and watched amazing teenagers play Prokofiev, Tchaikovsky and Beethoven. So if you need a little background music today while you work, check out the finalists piano concerto performances with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra.