Airline Fee Revenues Skyrocket 1,200% Over 7 Years

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  1. Newscience

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    Airline Fee Revenues Skyrocket 1,200% Over 7 Years

    Here's an interesting article on how airline fees have ballooned in the last 7 years. The top contributor to ancillary revenues is the sale of frequent flier points/miles. Unsurprisingly, the top 3 airlines benefitting from airline fees are UA, DL and AA. Read the article here:

    http://finance.yahoo.com/news/airline-fee-revenues-skyrocket-1-132543041.html
     
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    Interesting read, but no real surprise here with the mergers in the past few years. And so far, no letup in sight as the pax get squeezed, both literally and figuratively, in tighter seats with higher costs.

    A tourism minister up here in the frozen north (I don't know if he is federal or provincial) commented that he's noted that more and more people this year are taking "staycations" closer to home by car instead of longer more expensive trips by air or otherwise. Will that in the long run eventually cause the airlines/hotels, etc., to drop their pricing? Somehow I doubt it.
     
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    Here in the US, we often bail out failing businesses, including the airlines:
    http://www.propublica.org/special/government-bailouts

    I wonder if I can get a discount on my airline fees, as my taxes were used to bail out the industry from bankruptcy? :rolleyes:
     

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