United Permanently Cuts the Dreaded Ticket Change Fee

Travelers changing flights domestically will now avoid the $200 charge

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Change fees have been waived by airlines to encourage bookings during the pandemic. Pixbay

At the height of the 2008 economic recession, American Airlines became the first major carrier to charge for a checked bag. More than a decade later, travelers now almost expect to be nickel and dimed for everything short of using the lavatory (though Ryanair floated that idea in 2010).

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