Airlines sure do love their fees, don’t they?

A recent U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) report revealed that domestic air carriers collected $7.1 billion in revenue from checked-bag and changed-reservations fees last year. The extra charges are helping the industry earn record profits.

Passengers like Margo Schneider, a communications consultant from Delray Beach, Fla., are frustrated by being baited by a low fare online, only to find out later — sometimes much later — that they have to pay a $25 fee to check a bag.

“Who travels without a suitcase and just a purse?” she asks.

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Robins School of Business

Adjunct Instructor of Economics
Transportation Economics
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