Wow, so I can see why less and less people are checking in bags at the airports these days...
The airlines seem to be earning a whole lot of money from the checked bag fees. We're talking billions of dollars!
The baggage fees have increased in 8.6% over the last year... The nations largest airline, American Airlines made the most money off baggage fees, earning them over $12 billion. They've also put up the price fees from $25- $30 for the first bag, and then $35-$40 for the second.
Here's a list of the Average Baggage Fees Per Passenger:
- Spirit - $26.61
- Frontier Airlines - $21.17
- Allegiant Airlines - $19.78
- Sun Country Airlines - $16.94
- American Airlines - $9.95
- Alaska Airlines - $9.89
- United Airlines - $9.58
- JetBlue Airways - $9.36
- Delta Airlines - $6.30
- Southwest Airlines - $0.36
These fees are going to continue, (of course) Look at all the money they're making off bags.
Well, I guess it's time to cram what I can in a carry on bag on my next airline trip...