US Airways Says $15 First Checked Bag Fee Is A Huge Success

US Airways CEO Doug “OK To Drive” Parker says that US Airways new $15 fee for the first checked bag is a huge success. It’s caused a 20% drop in checked luggage — which has improved baggage handling performance — all while adding revenue during a tough time for airlines.

From MarketWatch:

“It’s helping us all to run better operations,” Parker said. The new fee at US Airways accounts for most of the $400 million to $500 million in annual revenue for services, he said.

US Airways’ new baggage fees help improve performance [MarketWatch]
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