Analysts: Southwest could change 'bags fly free' policy

Analysts: Southwest could change 'bags fly free' policy

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A Southwest Airlines Co. employee loads baggage onto a Boeing Co. 737-8H4 plane sitting on the tarmac at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in Los Angeles, California, U.S., on Friday, Sept. 6, 2013. Yields on benchmark securities climbed to almost two-year highs as consumers spent more on travel and tourism while manufacturing expanded modestly from early July through late August, according to the Federal Reserves Beige Book. Photographer: Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg via Getty Images

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by KHOU.com staff

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Posted on October 25, 2013 at 5:40 PM

Southwest Airlines may be changing its tune about “bags fly free.”

Analysts said the company's CEO laid the groundwork on Thursday at an earnings conference, telling investors that customers now better understand, and in some cases prefer the a la carte approach.

Last year, US Airlines collected $3.5 billion in baggage fees.

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