(Bloomberg) The airline industry and one of its prominent allies are gearing up to fight a possible push in the U.S. Congress to tax baggage fees and other air-travel charges as a way to generate additional federal revenue.

Airlines in recent years have relied on the so-called ancillary fees, such as those paid by passengers for checked baggage and reservation changes, to help bolster their bottom line. In the past seven years, the air carriers collected $31.5 billion from the charges.

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