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May 20, 2008

Alaska Air announce a List of Fee changes

In case you missed this news from last week, Alaska Airlines is joining the growing list of U.S. carriers that are revamping their fee structures. In last week's quarterly earnings press release, Alaska Air Group announced "fee changes," saying that "Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air plan to raise certain fees to better align them with the current costs of providing added services."

The company says the changes "include increasing the charge for booking through reservations and airport sales agents from $10 to $15, raising the fee for overweight baggage from $25 to $50, increasing the charge for transporting pets in the cabin from $75 to $100 one-way, and raising the unaccompanied minor fee from $30 to $75 for one-way nonstop flights and from $60 to $75 for connecting flights. The increases are effective May 21, 2008." Alaska Air and Horizon also joined the rush on bag fees, saying they "will begin charging $25 for a second checked bag. First class and top-tier Mileage Plan members and customers on flights within the state of Alaska will be exempt from the new fee."Rising fuel and service costs without equivalent fare increases have forced them to make these changes,"


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October 18, 2008 at 2:28 AM