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Major Airlines Eliminate Change Fees For Good

  • Afar, Wednesday, September 2, 2020 7 AM

Over the course of 48 hours, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines, American Airlines and Alaska Airlines announced that flight change fees have been permanently eliminated. The move comes after temporary removal of the fees due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “The reason they’re making these changes is to increase consumer confidence in booking flights,” Henry Harteveldt, a travel industry analyst, told Afar. “The airlines know that consumers are scared to book flights because of the public health landscape.” Southwest already had a long-standing policy of no change fees.

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