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JAN 28, 2013 - Time

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End of New Airline Fees? Nation’s Most Fee-Crazy Airline Is Tapped Out of Ideas

For years, airlines have rolled out new fees to foist onto passengers like clockwork—see American Airlines and Southwest Airlines as the two latest examples. There is somewhat of a silver lining, though: With every new fee added, it becomes harder for airlines to come up with new things to charge for. Around the globe, airlines charged an estimated $36 billion in ancillary fees last year — “ancillary” being the industry term for anything above the base flight cost, including charges for baggage, meals, seat reservations, and so forth. The $36 billion figure represents an increase ... Read More

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