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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.
|Award processing fee|
(fee for cashing in miles):
(based on how you redeem award):
|$25 for booking on phone or in person|
|Quick ticketing fee:||If you use miles to purchase a ticket within 20 days of travel, pay $75 per ticket|
|If you want a paper ticket:||n/a|
|Fees for changing dates, times and reissuing tickets:||If you change the time of your flight but keep it on the same day, fee is $50. To reissue, $100.|
|Redeposit fee (if you don’t use your award ticket and want the points credited back to your account):||$100|
|Fuel surcharge:||$25 for flights between and within U.S. and Canada. $50 for flights from U.S./Canada to international.|
|Partner handling fee (if you fly any leg of the trip with a partner carrier):||$25|
|Express delivery fee:||n/a|
|Expiration:||Will not expire as long as there is account activity at least once every two years (including earning, redeeming or buying miles)|
|Annual fee:||Delta Gold: $95. Platinum Delta: $150. Delta Options business: $55.|
Fees, as always, are subject to change. To report an update, write Editors@CreditCards.com.
See related:Is it time to cash in your frequent flier miles?, The evolution of frequent flier cards and programs
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