No bag fees, no problem: Southwest Airlines takes in $642 million in other fees in 2018

Southwest Airlines brags nonstop about its bags-fly-free policy and lack of ticket change fees, policies that drive passengers to the airline in droves. What the airline doesn’t trumpet: It’s doing just fine on the fee front thanks to other passenger charges, most notably priority boarding fees. The tally for 2018 is in, and Southwest collected $642 million in passenger fees last year, the airline disclosed in a regulatory filing this week. USA Today

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