$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.

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