Airlines Are Making A Fortune In Fees,,,From You! - KALB-TV News Channel 5 & CBS 2

Airlines Are Making A Fortune In Fees,,,From You!

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(NBC) Airlines collect more than a billion dollars in fees from "you".

The top 16 U.S.airlines collected 790 million dollars in bag fees, and 726 million in cancellation or change fees during the first quarter of the year.
Delta Airlines leads the pack, with more than 400 million dollars in fees, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics. Those fees helped push airline operating profits to nearly two billion dollars in the quarter - an increase of "188 percent" over the same period last year.  


Some airlines charge as much as two-hundred dollars in ticket change fees.


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