The airline industry has publicly opposed a move by the US Department of Transportation to mandate that all airlines offer refunds of the fees when your bags are lost or delayed. The top 10 airlines paid out more than $3.1 billion in baggage fees in the past 12-month to June 2010. The Air Transport Association also opposes the move on the grounds that each airline should have the choice of offering a refund, depending on competition in the marketplace. Only a few airlines, including Alaska Airlines, now offer automatic refunds if a bag is lost or delayed. Most major airlines

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