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Response to tammywammy (Reply #62)

Thu May 1, 2014, 11:10 AM

65. It's not that I mind the fees...

Given the way the airlines go in and out of bankruptcy, it doesn't appear like they're making a whole lot of money. In 2012, the industry as a whole reported a profit margin of 0.1%

So I don't begrudge them making a profit. Part of me just thinks, "Hell just charge me an extra $100 per ticket and do away with ALL the fees." But then you get the dude with the downhill ski's trying to carry them on.

Boarding is a pain in the ass when everyone is fighting for overhead space. The fees could a useful "social engineering tool" to get people to check their bags. But right now, charging checked bag fees is causing people to try to carry on EVERYTHING. Did I mention that's a pain in the ass?

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