US airlines baggage fee revenue in the first quarter of this year more than quadrupled, compared to the first quarter of 2008, according to financial data released and compiled June 15 by the U.S. Transportation Dept.’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics. The total take of $566.3 million in the first quarter was more than 4.5 times higher than the $122.6 million in such revenue they collected in the first quarter of 2008, the BTS data showed, based on the figures as reported to the ...

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