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Domestic flights hit global price rate for peak holiday period

November 17, 2022

The Australian

An annual report on airline revenue from items such as baggage fees, seat selection, food and beverage and Wi-Fi, estimated carriers would rake in $152bn in 2022, compared with $162bn three years ago.  The figure worked out to about $26.50 a passenger on top of their airfare, up from $14.25 a decade ago.  The IdeaWorks Company report noted 45 per cent of airline passengers were now choosing to add services to their airfare, led by checked baggage and extra carry on, followed by seat selection, priority boarding, food and beverage and Wi-Fi.  Fees paid by frequent flyer program partners in return for rewarding customers with “points” were also incorporated into the headline $152bn figure.

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