Will airlines welcome 2011 with new fees?

You betcha. Or so says Airfarewatchdog.com founder George Hobica. He points to this list of new fees that could have revenue potential for airlines in 2011. Last year, US Airways said if it hadn't been for its fees the airline wouldn't have had a profit. Poor babies. Other airlines reported profit margins above 10 percent in the third quarter, some of the highest margins since the U.S. Department of Transportation began keeping airline financial stats in 2002. Hobica says passengers could see fees for:

• Infants


• In-Person Check in

• Using a Credit Card

• Checked Bag Fees by the Pound

• Name Changes

• No More Refunds if a Fare Goes Down

• Carry-on Bags

• Fare Lock-in

• Internet Convenience Fees