We all know how airline fees are going straight up. It’s getting to be an axiom that if an airline can charge a fee, it will.
Increasingly, in the “misery loves company department,” the fees are not just for travelers themselves anymore — they are spreading the pain. Airlines have always charged travel agents for mistakes, known as “debit memos.”
But a more recent development is charging an additional fee on top of the mistake. British Airways, for example, charges agencies a $100 penalty per ticket PLUS whatever they deem the cost of the mistake to be. Sometimes airlines charge, well, just because they can.