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A view from American's former ramp tower in Dallas (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Matthew Garcia)

Opinion: Why Passengers Need to Put a Stop to Airline Fees

A report from USA Today released last week detailed the airlines' success in continuing to up their revenues from ancillary fees. According to the report, airlines in the first quarter of 2019 earned $1.3 billion in baggage fees alone, an increase of $170 million from the year before. After American, United, Delta and JetBlue upped fees for checked bags by $5 — to $30 and $40 for the first and second bags, respectively — airlines have seen the comparatively inelastic…

Perth Airport Sues Qantas For Unpaid Fees

Perth Airport sued Qantas Airways for an unpaid aeronautical services fee on Monday. The airport has charged the airline approximately $27.8 million for services between Jul. 1 to Oct. 31, but the airline has only paid approximately $16.5 million. The airport is longing for the outstanding amount of $11.3 million.…

Opinion: Airlines Should Charge For Carry-On Bags

In the modern aviation environment, extra fees have become commonplace for passengers. The rise of ultra-low-cost carriers in the United States has seen passengers being charged for everything from assigned seats to their luggage. Even legacy, full-service airlines in the United States have begun offering basic economy fares, in which…

The Dream Is Over and the Airline Is Awake: JetBlue…

JetBlue Airways has announced a new ancillary fee structure for its passengers, charging more for extra post-booking services such as a checked baggage, change fees, cancellation fees and oversized item fees, among others. The announcement comes just weeks after the airline announced it would downsize its workforce following financial pressure…