This staggering statistic made headlines this week. I feel like Dr. Evil saying that, $4.3 billion dollars. Man, that is a bucketload of cash! And that’s just on baggage and changes to tickets. It doesn’t include revenue from on-board wireless, food service or upgrades. So it makes me wonder, how much did the airlines make on your actual tickets? Are tickets just a “gateway drug” at this point to get the customers in and have them spend, spend, spend on add-ons? It sure seems that way to me.