Airlines collected record baggage fees in 2012

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FILE - In this March 28, 2012, file photo, luggage waits to be run through the baggage system for testing in the new Maynard Holbrook Jackson Jr. International Terminal at Atlanta's airport. U.S. airlines collected more than $6 billion in baggage and reservation change fees from passengers in 2012, the highest amount since the fees became common five years ago. These fees along with charges for boarding early or picking prime seats have helped return the industry to profitability. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)