Airlines collected $4.9 billion in baggage fees last year

Airlines brought in about $4.9 billion in baggage fees in 2018, according to a new report out Monday. That’s up from nearly $4.6 billion in airline bag fee revenue in 2017, the U.S. Bureau of Transportation Statistics data show. Some of the biggest carriers racked up the most revenue from checked bags. American Airlines, the world’s largest airline, brought in $1.2 billion in baggage fee revenue last year, the highest among U.S. carriers. Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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