$4 + Billion Spent in Baggage Fees Last Year
AIRLINES RAKE IN $4.2B IN BAGGAGE FEES
(CNN) – It’s proof that little things do add up.
The nation’s airlines collected $4.2 billion in baggage fees last year.
Up 10% from 2015.
That’s according to new data released Tuesday by the Department of Transportation.
The increase alone is a million dollars a day.
But not everything was up.
Fees collected for changing a reservation actually fell four percent to $2.9 billion and fares went down by one percent.
Some airline executives point to baggage fees as a way to keep fares low.
Consumer watchdogs say the fees cloud the real cost of flying.