Airline fees payoff into big dividends

December 22, 2010 5:32:56 PM PST
All those extra fees are paying big dividends for the airlines these days.

Operating profits for just the first nine months of this year topped $7 billion.

For the travelers, those profits came at a price and airfares have jumped 13 percent.

Airlines collected $7.8 billion last year in fees alone.

Many are expected to add new fuel surcharges next year.