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U.S. Congressional Bill Removes Restriction on Baggage Fees

U.S. airlines will be unrestricted with regard to baggage charges and change fees after a bill authorized by a congressional board removed a clause from the FAA reauthorization bill to mandate “reasonable and proportional” fees. The disclosure comes after a month in which U.S. airlines raised baggage fees and it was announced that ancillary revenue for airlines had hit an all-time high of $65 billion in 2017. Checked baggage fees account for the highest source of ancillary revenue totaling $23.6…