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Do Airline Bag Fees Really Increase Profits?

In 2008, American Airlines CEO Gerard Arpey decided his airline was going to become the first to charge a first-bag-checked fee to its customers. Thus began a dubious trend in the airline industry towards charging significant fees on top of the price for tickets. 569 more words

Airlines

Southwest Airlines Has No Plans To Start Charging For Checked Bags

Less than a month after JetBlue said goodbye to free checked bags, Southwest Airlines has made it clear it won’t be going down the same path. 206 more words

Airports want to Increase the $4.50 Passenger Facility Fee to $9.00

An airport lobbying group wants to increase the PFC, (Passenger Facility Charge), of $4.50 to $9.00 to generate funds for airport improvements. The airlines are fighting this but Congress, in defense of the airports, would force airlines to limit baggage charges to no greater than the PFC charge. 62 more words

Airline News

These Cities Have Lost the Most Flights

In the past decade, the U.S. airline industry’s landscape shifted from nine large airlines to four mega-carriers that make up a combined 80% of all U.S. 430 more words

These cities have lost the most flights

In the past decade, the U.S. airline industry’s landscape shifted from nine large airlines to four mega-carriers that make up a combined 80% of all U.S. 432 more words

Travel

Clark Howard: Play by the rules for cheap airfare

Airfares are going up and down at the same time, and I need to explain to you what’s going on.

American, United and Delta — the three full-fare airlines — are able to raise prices more and more because they are controlling how many seats they have. 317 more words

Life

New Legislation Would Cap Checked-Baggage Fees At $4.50

If you go to the airport today and check any bags, there’s a good chance you’re going to pay around $25 per checked bag for the luxury of not having to lug your stuff around and cram it under the seat in front of you. 348 more words