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3 years 5 months ago

$3.4 billion in baggage fees last year

NEW YORK (AP) - The government says airlines collected $3.4 billion in baggage fees last year, up 24 percent from 2009. Reservation and change fees accounted for an additional $2.3 billion. The add-ons are one of the few bright spots for an industry that is caught between rising fuel costs...

3 years 5 months ago

Baggage fees waived for military

DENVER (AP) - Several airlines have agreed to remove excess-bag fees for the military after a Colorado soldier and a buddy posted a video on the Internet complaining that Delta Air Lines made their unit pay $2,800 for extra checked bags. Staff Sgt. Robert O'Hair of Brighton said his...

4 years 7 months ago

Senator fights airline carry-on bag fee

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer of New York says he's trying to get the federal government to prohibit airlines from charging a fee for carry-on baggage, calling it a "jacked-up" cost shift. The Democrat said Sunday he's made a personal plea to the Treasury Department to rule carry-on bags are a...

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