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SOURCE: NerdWallet Inc
Most changes were a result of baggage fee increases, according to TravelNerd's new analysis.
San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) February 01, 2013
There’s no question about it – airline fees are on the rise, straining travelers’ vacation budgets. Amadeus and Ideaworks estimate 2012 worldwide airline fee revenue at $36.1 billion. This estimated 11% increase over 2011 caused a lot of consumer uproar. While the figures are enormous, it’s not exactly clear how they affect the U.S. traveler. TravelNerd, the developer of the web’s only airline fees comparison and search tool, analyzed its data and found that U.S. airlines changed more than 50 different fees since January 2012.
The TravelNerd study compared the fees (including announced upcoming fee changes) of 14 major U.S. airlines in January 2013 to those reported by the airlines throughout 2012, tracking each change. Airline fees were categorized as baggage fees, service fees, or in-flight fees.
TravelNerd included the following announced and upcoming fees in its study:
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