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Airlines make billions from charging you baggage fees

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When people book a flight, they don’t think twice about paying their baggage fee because it’s just a part of traveling. The fee may not seem outrageous up front, but think of how many times those fees get paid yearly. Ever wonder what they add up to? According to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics, airlines are raking in the big bucks. In 2013, they earned a whopping $3,300,000,000.

Delta Airlines came in on top for profiting the most from baggage fees last year. They earned $883,000,000. United Airlines, US Airways, American Airlines and Spirit Airlines round out the top five for most money earned on baggage fees last year.

The Bureau also says reservation fees were a big money maker for the airlines last year, bringing them an additional $2,800,000,000.

Source:  CNN

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