Airline Fees Hit Bags, Pets and Leg Room

Charges for optional services benefit U.S. carriers' bottom line to the tune of $6 billion annually.
1:42 | 03/07/13

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He feels like a form of torture waiting and waiting at the baggage carousel for your luggage now you don't have to. United Airlines will deliver that back to your home or hotel -- feet. If you want -- privilege you've got it now. And at the same time though it's not cost you more than what you could -- if he did it yourself. It's one of the newest -- airlines call them optional services being rolled out nationwide. What does speedier check in and a faster security -- united now offers that to -- starting at nine dollars and going up. Even southwest one of the few airlines -- flight bags for free is piling on -- five dollars to stream a movie on your laptop. All these new amenities. We'll add money to their bottom line. In fact adding as much as six billion dollars a year for the major US carriers. For everything from -- fees to change fees to -- fees to snack boxes to fees for extra leg room you name it. Airlines say it without the -- They see in the red and it allows them to keep base fares low. As for those ticket prices when adjusted for inflation the average airfare -- actually dropped. 15%. Since 2000 according to the industry. Pastors may gripe but they get it. -- customize what you want on the flight starting -- the lowest possible -- an independent. Pick and choose would you like to add to them. I don't want any industrials I didn't pay for the team that want drills and hand them any joint. For Good Morning America Lisa stark ABC news Washington.

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