Nightly News   |  May 14, 2013

Airlines earn $6 billion in fees

The fees airlines charge for everything from baggage to switched flights topped $6 billion in 2012. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

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>>> and those fees airline charge from baggage to switched and canceled flights all that added up to more than $6 billion last year, that's a record and it's those fees that have restored some airlines to profitability. the whole idea of fees is still relatively new and they've been climbing quickly.