Sponsor Message:
Civil Aviation Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
Fees Fees Fee And The $$$$ Made For US Airlines  
User currently offlinefutureorthopod From United States of America, joined Jun 2010, 214 posts, RR: 0
Posted (3 years 10 months 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 4031 times:

Hi guys. I do not post much since I am clearly not as knowledgeable about all this stuff as all of you. Rather, I read to learn. However, I came across an article today on MSN that discusses how airlines have made billions off fees and how this has essentially helped these companies finally turn a profit status post 9/11

I have not flown in international carriers in over 9 years, thus I am not familiar with their fee structures. However, I'd be curious to know how they compare to the various fees here charged by the American carriers.

click link below for original article!




P.S. I can't wait till I have time to travel again (a bit busy with med school right now...but I hope to get out of country soon again)

2 replies: All unread, jump to last
User currently offlinemayor From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 12023 posts, RR: 14
Reply 1, posted (3 years 10 months 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 3934 times:

The article is a little misleading......unless I'm mistaken, the legacy carriers always charged for animals, whether in the cabin, as checked baggage or as cargo and I believe coach pax were always charged for entertainment (headsets). So, those particular fees are nothing new.

"A committee is a group of the unprepared, appointed by the unwilling, to do the unnecessary"----Fred Allen
User currently offlineGA330 From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 118 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (3 years 10 months 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 3790 times:

I think we all can agree here that without charging all the fees mentioned in the article, the airlines in United States would be bleeding pretty badly. The fees and cargo are the difference between profit and loss.

US collected ~$500M bag fees last year. Their net income was $71M
DL collected ~$800M bag fees last year. Their net income was $1.2B

I am even hearing rumors that WN may start charging for bag sometime in the future, since they can almost make $1B more in revenue. Recently, we dont really hear them tout that "bags fly free" anymore, and a year ago that was all that they were bragging about.

see the article below for more about ancillary revenue that the airlines collected in 2011

China Eastern MU586 KLAX - SZPD with B-6055
Top Of Page
Forum Index

This topic is archived and can not be replied to any more.

Printer friendly format

Similar topics:More similar topics...
China Airlines And The Drive For Safety posted Wed Jun 9 2004 23:33:05 by Singapore_Air
Is The A380 Useless For US Airlines? posted Sun Jun 9 2002 16:14:34 by Bobcat
The End For Ural Airlines Tu-154 posted Fri Oct 14 2011 05:01:16 by SIBILLE
CO Report Indicates Trouble For US Airlines posted Mon Feb 2 2009 17:07:12 by WorldTraveler
Two Year No Fatalities Streak For US Airlines posted Mon Jan 12 2009 07:35:01 by Adam42185
Reduction Of Flights To Venezuela For US Airlines posted Mon Oct 27 2008 22:09:03 by Mariodgf
EU Add On For US Airlines? posted Sun Aug 19 2007 21:31:55 by N383PA
April Good Month For US Airlines posted Thu May 25 2006 07:03:16 by ArtieFufkin
Airbus A380 Orders For US Airlines.. posted Tue Apr 18 2006 18:07:38 by BHXDTW
No Airbus 340 For US Airlines? posted Thu Mar 16 2006 09:58:59 by Voyager747