It’s no surprise that our federal leadership has taken interest in the broadening fees-based services that airlines are charging Customers. There’s bound to be some concern when over $2.7b in baggage fees was generated in 2009. Almost 20 carriers are charging for the first and second bag these days, with JetBlue and Southwest Airlines being…… Continue reading What Would a Government Mandated Fare Fee Table Look Like?
It’s amazing how the airline industry has quickly converted the concept of free checked luggage into a new revenue stream through additional fees on coach fares that include baggage. With over $2 billion in baggage fees in 2009 alone, and over 20 carriers reporting bag fee collection, it seems as though this revenue train has…… Continue reading Better watch your wallet when checking your bag – fees have increased over 1500% since 1990