With the increasing costs of fuel, the profit margin that the airlines make for each seat sold dwindles. In order to stay on the profit side, Delta Air Lines has set additional fees, wherever it can:

“…Delta Air Lines, the nation’s third-largest carrier, is the latest to hit customers with a long list of new fees. Delta’s are effective today.

The airline boosted its unaccompanied-minor fee — the charge to transport a child between the ages of 5-14 flying alone — from $50 to $100 each way on a nonstop flight, the same it has been charging for connecting flights.”

link: Delta raises fees for mileage tickets, children flying alone

You might want to check with your air carrier’s web site, in order to avoid any surprises. If Delta has instituted such additional fees, other airlines may follow in trying to find creative ways to offset the rising fuel costs. And even Delta’s new fees are subject to change on a day-to-day basis, so check and see what additional charges may be waiting for you.

Catherine Forsythe
Director of Operations
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