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Fees on luggage prompt creative workarounds

Jul 1, 2019
Consumers paid $1.3 billion to check bags in just the first three months of the year, but airfares are at an all-time low.
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Add-on charges may wind up costing companies, too

Oct 19, 2015
A recent study shows add-on pricing model may be bad for airlines.

Amtrak cracking down on baggage policy

Sep 28, 2015
The company allows up to 250 pounds of luggage, but riders bring even more aboard.

Spirit Air: slashing prices at 30,000 feet

Mar 2, 2015
CEO Ben Baldanza talks about his airline's cheaper, stripped-down experience