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Travel Agent Fees

July 29, 2001

Many travel agents began charging fees several years ago when airlines began reducing commissions. The numbers:

Percent charging service fees*

1998: 64%

1999: 75%

2000: 88%

2001: 88%

*Includes fees for booking flights, hotels and cars

Current fee to issue an airline ticket

More than $20: 14.9%

$10 or less: 47%

Between $10 and $20: 38.1%

Source: American Society of Travel Agents

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