Airline Baggage Fees

Airline Baggage Fees

POSTED: Wednesday, September 26, 2012 - 6:16pm

UPDATED: Monday, September 30, 2013 - 8:10am

Airline baggage fees have cost Americans a whopping 1.7 billion dollars within the first six months of this year alone - that's according to a new government report.

The Bureau of Transportation says it's a record breaking number. From January until June, Delta Airlines raked in the most money - collecting nearly 430 million dollars in baggage fees.
The airline charges travelers 25 dollars for the first checked bag and 35 dollars for the second.
We spoke to travelers at El Paso International Airport today about the charges.


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Baggage fees are among the many things that an increasing number of air passengers are not satisfied with. The greatest collector is Delta Airlines, which accumulated almost $900 million in baggage charges alone last year. The airline will hit $1 billion in baggage charges by 2014 at its existing pace.

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