Infographic: The "Shockin" Rise of Baggage Fees

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  1. wanderlust
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    wanderlust Silver Member

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    I thought this was a very interesting infographic from Hipmunk. Shows how integral baggage fees have become to the airlines' bottom lines. Do you think the airlines will try to extract more revenue through baggage fees ,or by charging for other things once considered "free" and part of the ticket price? I think yes.

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    Link: Hipmunk

    http://i.imgur.com/pCF1l.png (high-res version)
     
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    kiwi Gold Member

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    Thank you for posting this graphic which graphically illustrates the rise and rise of baggage fees. Another reason to fly carry on only.
     
  3. Oh wow - this is one heck of an impressive graph! No wonder no airline wants to be left behind in collecting this much money!
     
  4. kyunbit
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    I guess their next step is to charge for overweight people!
     

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