Airline companies earned $1.3 billion from baggage fees so far this year

Published on : Tuesday, June 18, 2019

According to airline financial data, released for the first quarter of 2019, airline baggage fees are paying off in a big way.

 

According to Department of Transportation data, U.S. airlines earned $1.3 billion in baggage fees in the first quarter of 2019, compared to $1.1 billion during the same period last year. It’s about a $170 million uptick from 2018.

 

Airline baggage fees have been on the rise, with four major U.S. airlines increasing the fees last year.

 

Although it’s only a $5 increase, with the first checked bag now $30 and the second $40, on domestic flights. But the fees are per person, each way. A family of four checking one bag per person a piece will pay $240 round trip for bags when flying on American, United, Delta and JetBlue.

 

Apart from buying high priced tickets in first class or business class, which include free checked bags, here are five ways to avoid baggage fees:

 


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