Air travel wasn't always like taking a bus. It was a luxury and its cost reflected that — according to a study last year by Compass Lexecon, a flight from Los Angeles to Boston in 1941 was around $4,539 a person in today’s money, and would have taken 15 hours and 15 minutes with a dozen stops. By 2015, the average nonstop flight cost $481 and took six hours. We get it, though: Even though you're paying far less, it feels as if you're getting less, and in many ways, you aren't wrong. Here are just some of the perks you now pay fees for ($23 on average, compared with $1.69 in today's dollars in 1979) or just don't get at all. Interested in how specific airlines fare? Read The Best and Worst Airlines, According to Customer Complaints.