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Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Hidden airline fees part #2

Hidden airline Fees part #2

Written by Marie Glodt Travel to Maui

This is a continuation from the blog I posted last week of the hidden airline fees.

Today I want to address the change fee policies. We all know it costs the airlines very little to make changes to your reservation once ticketed. But that doesn’t mean it cost you that amount!

Change fees vary depending on the airlines and the type of ticket you are on.

Are you traveling on an international ticket? Then expect to pay $100 on Alaska airlines (the least expensive). Or up to $250.00 on American, Continental, Delta or United airlines. This fee is per person.

If you are traveling domestically the lowest change fee is $50.00. Most airlines seem to be charging in the $100-150 price range.

Your fee to change flight to same the destination on the day of departure ranges from $0.00 on Alaskan airlines, to $150-200.00 on Hawaiian airlines.

On my next hidden fee blog I will address baggage fees! Look for this blog in about 2 weeks.

I am going to be taking some time off to do a “staycation” here on Maui. I will be writing a brief blog about that as well in the near future. Stay tuned.

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