But the simple fact is things like moving and tracking your bag does cost the airline more money. Personally, I want to be able to buy a ticket that includes nothing else not absolutely necessary and add on only what I need for a reasonable price. Now barring that, if you didn't see a price drop, it's either because the airlines are price fixing, or because the current cost was just that much. The airlines have all been struggling since the cost of security has gone up with the fear of flying. If they were losing money, up until they started doing this and this just evened out, you can't really blame the airlines. I know there's noone bitching about it, that is also giving away whatever they do for a living for free. (Because if you're that rich, you're not bitching about airline prices.) I'd like to see them charging for carry ons, bringing you a glass of water, being late to the airport, being loud or smelly or fat or bringing a kid who's loud or smelly or fat or kicks my seat. Actually, any kid should be a surcharge. Not having your license and ticket out and ready should be a surcharge. Probably using the bathroom, too, by the minute.