Airlines Set Record Profits from Baggage Fees

Airlines Set Record Profits from Baggage Fees
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Wednesday, September 26, 2012 - 8:50am

Several airlines in the United States have set a record profits from baggage fees. They collected more than $1.7 billion in baggage fees during the first half of the year alone. That's the largest amount ever collected from January to June.

According to a report from the Bureau of Transportation, Delta Airlines collected the most at nearly $430 million, followed by United Airlines which raked in $351 million. It was the year 2008 when airlines began charging for the first checked suitcase. The fees have climbed ever since.

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