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September 11, 2013

September 11, 2013

Airlines Rake In A $27 Billion Fee Bonanza – And It Just Keeps Growing
You might have first noticed airline fees when you paid $25 to check a bag. Then for the aisle seat that keeps your legs from cramping. Then, when you decided to pay to get on board early.  Those airline fees are now adding up to a stunning source of revenue — $27 billion in 2012. That’s up 20 percent from 2011, according to the IdeaWorks Company, and double what it was in 2009.

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