The improved margins U.S. airlines showed in Q2 is partially attributable to the higher fees the...

|By:, SA News Editor

The improved margins U.S. airlines showed in Q2 is partially attributable to the higher fees the industry now charges. For the quarter, it raked in $931B in baggage fees and another $661M from reservation fee changes. Southwest Airlines (LUV +0.1%), of Bags-Fly-Free fame, showed the most rapid pace of baggage revenue growth during the quarter of major carriers.