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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Wed Apr 3, 2013, 10:20 AM

36. As energy costs rise, this is necessary to offset the cost of fuel

 

Fuel is now the largest single cost of airline travel. It makes no sense to impose fees on baggage without also taking passenger weight into consideration.

Extra weight requires more lift from the wings, more lift causes more drag, more drag uses more fuel.

That's why FedEx charges by the pound.

In 2000, fuel costs were just 10 percent of airline operating expenses. Fuel costs peaked at 40 percent of expenses in 2008, outdistancing payroll as the airlines' biggest expense. Last year, fuel accounted for 35 percent of expenses.


Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/09/25/travelers-can-expect-more-fees-from-airlines-report-says

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