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Although passengers are warned to take all precautions against ‘extra’ fees, airlines still manage to catch us out. In a recent study, it has come to show just how reliant some airlines are on ‘extra’ sources (including baggage fees, inflight food and drink and booking fees.)

The study accounted for up to 38.7 per cent of airlines’ total revenue was down to ‘extra fees’ last year.

The report of 63 major airlines showed US based Spirit airline to be the carrier that is most reliant on extras. Spirit charges passengers up to $100 for a cabin bag.

The 63 airlines that were included in the study accumulated a whopping $38.1 billion from extras last year – up from $31.5 billion in 2013.

Be sure to check your airline’s luggage guidelines before you book your flight.

Here’s a break down of how the airlines ranked:

Spirit – 38.7%

Wizz Air – 33.7%

Allegiant – 32.4%

Jet2.com – 28.5%

Ryanair – 24.6%

Tigerair – 21.8%

Jetstar – 20.8%

Flybe – 20.7%

AirAsia X  20%

Volaris – 19.5%

easyjet – 18.8%

AirAsia Group – 18.5%

United – 15.1%

Norwegian – 14.4%

flydubai – 14.4%

Vueling – 14.1%

JetBlue – 12.8%

Azul + – 12.8%

Qantas – 12.1%

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