All those extra fees are adding up for the airlines. The Department of Transportation says airlines collected $3.5 billion in bag fees last year. That’s up five percent from 2013.
A worker at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport has been charged with stealing shotguns, revolvers and other weapons from the checked luggage of passengers who had connections through the busy Twin Cities airport.
When you check your luggage in for a flight out of town you expect to land with all your belongings still intact.
Airline travelers tend to carry-on about baggage fees these days. Airlines like Delta and American charge $25 for the first bag, $35 for the second, for domestic flights.
A baggage claim area at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport was partially evacuated, after officials say three unattended bags were found near Carousel 8.
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