Sen. demands airlines reverse flight change fees

NY senator demands airlines reverse flight change fees, says it hurts families on fixed budget

Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) -- New York Sen. Charles Schumer is urging airlines to reverse flight change fee increases.

The Democrat said Sunday that the additional charge makes it difficult for families on fixed budgets.

Four major airlines — Delta Air Lines Inc., AMR Corp.'s American Airlines, U.S. Airways, and United Continental Holdings' United Airlines — recently increased fees on ticket changes from $150 to $200.

He said most families plan their trips in advance and get non-refundable tickets to save money. But he said plans can change due to sick children or work demands.

He said "I am asking, really demanding" that the four airlines "put the brakes on these out-of-control changes of flight fees."

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