If you fancy yourself a cost-conscious traveler, you may already be familiar with the trials and tribulations of budget airlines. But if you’re a novice enticed by the low prices, you should know that nearly everything is charged a la carte. From carry-on bags to bottled water, you’ll almost certainly need to pay an additional fee for whatever isn’t covered by your ticket. In fact, by the time you’re done racking up incidental costs, you may end up spending just as much as you would have with a standard airline. These cheap flights usually come with no frills and few creature comforts. Here’s how you can make the experience more tolerable.