Flyer's Rights: DOT’s gift to the big three airlines is coal in passengers’ stockings

The Big Three airlines just got an early Christmas present from the DOT and airline passengers got scrooged. The fees juggernaut driven by the legacy airlines that saddles consumers with add-on fees shows no sign of slowing. In 2017, the Big Three U.S. airlines -- American, Delta, and United -- collected more than $11 billion dollars in ancillary revenue in the face of growing outrage by the flying public over this rampant nickel-and-diming.