Airlines are making a fortune on fees, but it's not ALL bad for consumers. Subscribe to our channel! In The United States, checked baggage fees were introduced in 2008. Since then, ancillary fees for airline travel have become a significant source of revenue for US airlines. The amount of baggage fees paid by passengers in The United States was nearly $4 billion dollars last year. Despite the negative consequences of baggage fees, a new study has revealed one positive outcome for consumers. By comparing data from before and after the introduction of baggage fees, a group of business school researchers determined that the fees improved on-time departure performance for airlines. To read the study, click here: /// is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out to get up to speed on everything from Kurdistan to the Kim Kardashian app. Check out our full video catalog: Follow Vox on Twitter: Or on Facebook:

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