Hawaiian Airlines collects $24M in baggage, reservation fees in Q1


Hawaiian Airlines collected nearly $24 million in baggage and reservation change fees during the first quarter.

The carrier saw a 5% increase in baggage fees year over year, levying more than $18.2 million during the first three months of 2015 and finishing 10th on the list of major U.S. airlines, according to data released recently by the U.S. Department of Transportation.

Hawaiian charged nearly $5.5 million in reservation change fees during Q1, a 12.2% increase over the same period in 2014, and finished 9th among national carriers.

Delta topped the baggage fee list among U.S. carriers, charging $198 million to its customers, while also leading the pack in change fees, levying nearly $229 million.

All told, U.S. carriers charged more than $864 million in baggage fees during the first quarter of this year while levying more than $764 million in reservation change fees.

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