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N0. 10: Airline fees

The world's airlines lost $11 billion in 2009, with passenger demand down more than 4 percent, according to the International Air Transport Association. One fiscal bright spot was the trend toward charging fees for everything from baggage to shorter security lines. The nickel-and-diming strategy added up for carriers, as Delta raked in $129.5 million for baggage fees in the third quarter alone, a 173 percent increase over the year-ago period. Bucking the trend, Southwest Airlines trumpeted its "bags fly free" policy, helping to spur a 5 percent increase in passenger traffic during the third quarter compared with the same period in 2008. A traveler walks past a sign displaying fees for checked baggage fees on American Airlines flights. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
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