Airlines Make Billions Charging for Bags, Food, Movies
Ancillary Revenue reported by airlines grew to €15.11 billion ($21.46 billion) in 2010 and has almost doubled since 2008
The top 10 was dominated by established carriers. United Continental (Continental + United Airlines) led the way followed by Delta, American Airlines, Qantas, US Airways, Ryanair, easyJet, Emirates, Alaska Airlines and TAM Airlines. However, low cost carriers dominated when ancillary revenue was measured as a % of revenue.
Airlines' revenue from fees has doubled since 2008, study finds
Updated news on 9/25/2012: How much did airlines charge in baggage fees over the first half of the year? Try about $1.7 billion on for size -- a record.