(KRON) — It is proof that little things do add up.
The nation’s airlines collected $4.2 billion in baggage fees last year. That is up 10 percent from 2015.
That is according to new data released Tuesday by the Department of Transportation. The increase alone is $1 million a day. But not everything is adding up.
Fees collected for changing a reservation actually fell 4 percent to $2.9 billion and fares went down by 1 percent.
Some airline executives point to baggage fees as a way to keep fares low.
Consumer watchdogs say the fees cloud the real cost of flying.
CNN Newsource contributed to this report.
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