Last year, changes started to occur in the world of airlines, your comfort and fees associated with them. Late last year, 2011, the Department of Transportation began finding ways to make airlines more responsible for long delays on the tarmac as well as canceled flights and lost and damaged baggage by increasing fees allowed for passengers affected by these issues. The final changes that were grouped with these aforementioned issues will be taking place this month and people seem to be pleased as they are associated with hidden fees.
As airlines find “creative” ways to make more money per traveler, what passengers have noticed is that not only is the price of the original ticket on the rise, but all other aspects of travel from food to pet fees, booking fees, seat assignments, early boarding and more are all now inciting fees as well making the cost of your airline ticket soar. It is the complaints made by irritated passengers and the feeling of many that they are becoming the victim of a scam that seems to have brought about the recent changes. Closer regulation by the Transportation Department on airlines can most likely be expected as well in months to come.
A List Of Services And Amenities Associated With Your Flight, Not Included In The Cost Of Your Ticket
Note: Not all airlines will charge for the below services or amenities, however, it is up to you to check with your airline when you book so you know.
- Booking By Phone
- Preferred Seating
- Priority Boarding
- Ticket Changes
At The Airport
- Bag Check
- Oversize Luggage
- Carry- On * Only one airline charges extra for carry-on luggage
- Club Lounges
- Pillow and Blanket
- Minors Unaccompanied
If you have your own story to tell about how these issues have affected you when you traveled, feel free to share your own experiences.
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