In the first six months of 2010, U.S. airlines raked in $1.2 billion – and that’s just from change and cancellation fees. The industry is on track to see $2 billion in revenue just on ticket-related fees this year.
According to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics, here’s where the money’s going:
- Delta had the most at $347.1 million in the first half of 2010
- American Airlines was a distant second at $235.3 million in ticket related change fees
- United Airlines pulled in $158.3 million
- US Airways generated $128.3 million from ticket fees
- Continental Airlines picked up $120 million
JetBlue didn’t hit the top five (finishing sixth), but it did lead the low-cost category in change and cancellation fees, with $55.7 million.
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