Airlines Pushing Credit Cards, Americans Cut Back On Card Use

Airlines Make Less on Bag Fees While Promoting Credit Cards Airlines made 4% less on baggage fees in 2013 than in the previous year, according to federal statistics released last week. Airlines have been waiving bag fees as an incentive to get travelers to sign up for fee-generatingairline reward credit cards . Bag revenue collected by American Airlines dropped 9% from $557 million in 2012 to $506 million in 2013, according to the U.S. Bureau of Transportation Statistics.