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Racking up between two billion dollars last year -- extra -- you know about passengers now pay when traveling the new report showed that extra revenue.
From these add on fees we just continues to soar and that includes extra baggage that -- -- to 200 dollars.
Overweight bags costing an extra 175.
And make sure it's not oversize which has and that can cost you another 175 dollars so instead of offsetting fuel prices have these -- turned into an extra revenue source.
Matt -- President of the -- financial -- joins us with more on that tight end Matt doing great thanks for joining us this morning so every day it seems like another airline another -- What is causing isn't -- the rising fuel is it just that the economy has been grounded senators.
I think the combination of many things whether it goes back that -- it.
Airlines have been a broken business model for decades they've struggled we've seen bankruptcies coming out of -- back and forth for the last twenty or thirty years.
Now they finally kind of figured out that they can't make too much money charging just -- that they have to actually add some value to that.
And whether that value being taken oversize bag -- it gives you three extra inches of legroom.
People are willing to pay port at the end of the day you need to make money -- -- an actor like I don't fifty dollars last night for more extra inches I.
I don't really notice a difference but you know what -- get off the plane quicker than the person behind me so I was willing to pay fifty dollars and so -- everybody else in my road though so that thing is.
It's a business and at the back -- the day the airlines have to make money how did -- do that you have to ups all the customers and the customers are willing to -- port right.
Now yet they are so let's break down a little bit of those fees -- -- about the baggage fees that's become pretty standard across the board we expect that we're gonna pay that but it varies.
From the airline to airline.
Only southwest let's check two bags with no charge.
And here's a new wind it is sneaking in this is the interesting -- Spirit Airlines.
Don't have -- carry on bag fee twenty to thirty dollars if you make it to the gate with that bag -- than it's ever wait an extra 45 dollars when they then.
Check it so air.
This can basically charge whatever they want.
Depending on who they are.
He can but he ended the day you have the option of which airline to fly -- what we want to pay for really and -- -- pack lightly and try to get that carry on baggage on nearly paid twenty dollars.
I feel that's our prerogative if we need to have three bags of make it the take with us for a three day trip we have to temper that unfortunately it and I ended.
Today so you know.
I think comes on the fact that it -- they're trying to make money it's the only way for them to make money.
And we have the option a lot of consumer groups complain that we don't know about this.
But we do know about it we just ignore -- my time we get to the line -- completely to -- 25 dollars to checked -- -- holds everybody else up in line so the people who don't know our anger in my mind if you do not -- -- then I'll put a train jumping your heart attack.
They're complaining have to thought at some point if you have a choice.
And that overhead because they don't pay for yes we have fifteen minutes of late last night because we need to people bag that would -- -- your overhead.
And -- they quickly insisted that the other fees quickly.
That bad -- he had second cost up to seven dollars.
-- to change ticket change your seat look at over the phone.
So where residents.
It probably does not enemies can be every little thing from the blankets and pillows you name it -- and a charge -- light on above your seat and I don't see any any time soon.
But the thing is people wanna get around as -- -- some food you only figure carry on luggage there's ways to really get around paying if he's in my mind you book your ticket online so.
If -- diligent about it keeping it around the problem is last minute and for not paying attention you're gonna get you know being to these fees and.
And finally as we wrap up because he talked about how they can avoid them and you said you know it's really a matter of knowing about it he said that -- -- -- we're was ignorant.
If they don't but the Department of Transportation is getting involved.
And back in April they issued a ruling airlines have to prominently displayed tease me yes I.
There is it's a lot of it's in the fine print about a -- that's the only problem that people don't realize -- paying 35 dollars bank.
I know that's like -- comes at a mortgages who read that -- next you know it's important to invoke it three years went and reproductive.
Unfortunately it comes to consumer but I think.
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