Ancillary revenues have grown exponentially, although the numbers are hard to pin down because of the varying definitions. IdeaWorksCompany projects that revenue from optional services, such as onboard sales of food and beverages, checked baggage, premium seat assignments and early boarding benefits, will have brought in $28.5 billion worldwide in 2014. That figure does not include commissions earned from the sale of hotel rooms and rental cars. The US Bureau of Transportation Statistics ...

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