It is no surprise to anyone who has purchased an airline ticket in the recent years, that the cost and hidden fees continue to keep on rising. It seems as if every time you fly, it gets more and more expensive for a none better travel experience. If you are in the market for a Pittsburgh custom home or recently purchased your new Parry Custom Home, chances are you will be wanting to watch the money you are spending with all of the new home purchases you will undoubtedly be making. Below are some tips and things to know when booking your travel for the coming summer months.
On the bright side, there is one airline provider actually removing a fee from their list of many. Delta is taking one of their many additional airline fees away. They will drop the fee for U.S. consumers who buy tickets over the phone or at a ticket counter to make things simpler for customers. Prior to this change, their phone fee was $25 and the fee for a ticket bought at an airport or other ticket counter was $35.
Most other major U.S. airlines still will charge for these fees. The additional fees are designed to encourage consumers to buy tickets online, which is cheaper for the airlines than maintaining big call centers.
If you fly American or United Airlines, both companies generally charge $25 for tickets bought over the phone and $35 at the airport in the U.S.
JetBlue charges $25 for purchasing a ticket over the phone or at a ticket counter and Alaska Airlines charges $15 for using their call center.
The major carriers don’t charge extra for online ticket purchases. Discount carrier Spirit Airlines does charge fees of $9 to $18 each way for tickets bought online or over the phone.
When it comes to booking flights for any summer vacations coming up, be sure to make not of any hidden fees or fees you can bypass, to keep the travel costs down as much as possible so you can spend your money on the vacation itself and not the ticket to get there.
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