By Emily Starbuck Gerson | Published: August 12, 2008
The airline industry is changing, and frequent flier award tickets are no longer free. Here is a chart of fees you can expect to pay if you plan to cash in your air miles. Click on the tab for your airline.
Free if online. $25 if on the phone, $30 if in person
Quick ticketing fee:
If you book travel 7-20 days prior to departure, $75 fee. If booked six days or less prior to departure, $100.
If you want a paper ticket:
Fees for changing dates, times and reissuing tickets:
If changing destination or connection, $150. If keeping itinerary but changing date, if more than 20 days until departure, no fee. If 7-20 days prior to departure, $75. If 6 days or less to departure, $100.
Redeposit fee (if you don't use your award ticket and want the points credited back to your account):
1.25 cents per mile plus $25 fee
Partner handling fee (if you fly any leg of the trip with a partner carrier):
Express delivery fee:
Will not expire unless you do not redeem or earn any miles for 18 months.
Plus Visa: $0 for 12 months; $60 thereafter. Plus Gold Class Visa: $0 for 12 months; $85 thereafter. Plus Platinum Class Visa: $140. Plus Visa Check Card: $25. Plus Platinum Business Visa: $0 for 12 months; $75 thereafter.
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