US airlines made 4% less on baggage fees in 2013 than they did the year before. Given that this is a core revenue driver for the ultra-low-cost model, can we argue that there is a problem developing? No is the very short answer! Sifting through the data it is clear that American Airlines was responsible for a very large chunk of the drop – its baggage revenue was down $51m or 9% to be exact to $506m in 2013. The reality is that airlines in America have developed a secondary use for baggage fees by using them as a hook

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