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Note: This is a reprint of an article originally published in 2010.

For quite a few years now, the beleaguered airlines have been slowly implementing ways to increase their revenues as they try to stem their losses. Quietly, airlines have been adding fees for food, checked luggage, pillows and blankets and now Spirit Airlines proposes to charge for carry-ons. In fact, the bold European airline Ryanair, has asked Boeing to design an aircraft with more seats and fewer bathrooms. They have publicly stated a plan to charge to use the bathroom.