Airlines collect record amount of baggage fees in 2012

Airlines collect record amount of baggage fees in 2012

POSTED: Wednesday, September 26, 2012 - 9:00pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, September 26, 2012 - 9:04pm

U.S. airlines collected more than $1.7 billion in baggage fees in the first six months of this year - the most ever in a six month period.

Delta Airlines collected the most, with nearly $430 million collected from January through June.

A report from the Bureau of Transportation shows United Airlines followed with $351 million in bag fees.

Airlines also collected an additional $1.3 billion in fees
for cancelations and flight changes during the first six months.

  

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