Ancillary Fees A Win for the Airlines and A Loss for the Consumer

November 4, 2014 By Airline Ticket Centre

A study shows that travelers will pay an extra $5 billion compared to last year 2013 towards the ancillary fees that Airlines charge. These services include fees for checked, seating assignments, and on-board services such as food, beverages, and wi-fi etc.

According to a study done by IdeaWorks, these services will help generate an estimated revenue of $28.5 billion in the year 2014, which is up from $23.7 billion for year 2013. The same study shows that airfares in general has increased about 11% over the period of last 5 years. So the it is win-win for the Airlines while travelers are stuck paying these extra charges for their travel.