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Those rebooking fees aren't small change

October 04, 2009

You're not the only passenger getting dinged for rebooking a flight. In the first half of this year, U.S. airlines collected more than $1 billion in fees from customers who paid to rebook or cancel reservations. Here, the top 10 collectors of such fees and what they charged in the first two quarters of the year (in millions):

Source: U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation

Statistics for domestic and international flights

*--* Airline 1st quarter 2nd quarter 1st half totals 1. American $115.9 $109.6 $225.5 2. Northwest 101.2 105.0 206.3 3. Delta 86.9 100.7 187.6 4. United 78.1 81.1 159.2 5. US Airways 66.5 64.0 130.5 6. Continental 59.6 59.8 119.3 7. JetBlue 32.2 30.0 62.1 8. Alaska 16.3 15.3 31.6 9. Hawaii 5.7 6.6 12.3 10. AirTran 0 12.3 12.3 *--*

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