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Fees allow airlines to get away with skyway robbery

Fees allow airlines to get away with skyway robbery

Airline profits are at record highs, thanks in part to high demand and low fuel costs. Southwest stated it would save approximately $1.2 billion this year on fuel, and the airline recorded a $600 million profit in the second quarter. American made $1.7 billion in the second quarter, and United and Delta made more than $1 billion apiece. Added fees are another reason the airlines are making big profits: change fees, checked bag fees, international fuel surcharges and more. A recent U.S. Senate report launched by Florida Democrat Bill Nelson takes aim at these fees and calls for the airlines to make them very clear to travelers before they purchase tickets. It also recommends that these fees...

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