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Warning: Flexible Cancellation Policies to Expire With These Lodging Companies — Unless…

The current 2019 Novel Coronavirus pandemic had decimated the travel industry as a whole in general earlier this year, which forced airlines, lodging companies, and rental car companies to relax many of their otherwise restrictive policies — and for several months as a result, 23 lodging companies around the world had significantly relaxed their typically restrictive policies pertaining to change and cancellation fees by suspending them on a temporary basis…

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Comparison At a Glance of Change Fees and Standby Fees of Legacy Airlines in the United States

Four airlines officially announced during the past few days radical changes pertaining to the elimination of change fees, standby fees, and same-day confirmed fees — as well as other changes — but what exactly does that mean when comparing those airlines?

First are some definitions of what each of those terms generally mean — they can vary from airline to airline — as the following fees are imposed when you change the flight you originally purchased on your ticket…

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Alaska Airlines Eliminates Change Fees Permanently — But…

Change fees have been eliminated on a permanent basis on all standard economy class tickets and premium class tickets for all domestic travel within the United States on all flights operated by Alaska Airlines effective as of today, Tuesday, September 1, 2020; and no limit exists as to how many times customers adjust their flights…

…but unlike the lead of United Airlines — which officially announced the elimination of change fees on Sunday, August 30, 2020 — and unlike similar policies which were announced by both American Airlines and Delta Air Lines yesterday, Monday, August 31, 2020 — change fees will…

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Delta Air Lines Eliminates Change Fees Permanently — But…

Change fees have been eliminated on a permanent basis on all standard economy class tickets and premium class tickets for travel within the United States — including Puerto Rico and the United States Virgin Islands but not including other territories of the United States — on all flights operated by Delta Air Lines effective as of today, Monday, August 31, 2020; and no limit exists as to how many times customers adjust their flights…

…but Delta Air Lines strangely threw a curve ball by…

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American Airlines Eliminates Change Fees and Standby Fees Permanently — Plus…

Change fees have been eliminated on a permanent basis on all standard economy class tickets and premium class tickets for all domestic travel within the United States — which includes Puerto Rico and the United States Virgin Islands but not including other territories of the United States — on all flights operated by American Airlines effective as of today, Monday, August 31, 2020; and no limit exists as to how many times customers adjust their flights…

……but unlike the lead of United Airlines — which officially announced the elimination of change fees yesterday, Sunday, August 30, 2020 — change fees will also…

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A Surcharge For Using Your Credit Card to Pay Hotel Bill?

A report recently surfaced of a hotel property in the United States at which a guest found a fee of approximately three percent on the final bill at the conclusion of the stay — simply for using a credit card to pay for a stay.

“i just checked out of the…

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Resort Fees and Parking Fees Temporarily Eliminated in Las Vegas at These Hotel and Casino Properties

As many hotel, resort, and casino properties in Las Vegas prepare to reopen to visitors tomorrow, Thursday, June 4, 2020, some of them have temporarily eliminated mandatory resort fees and parking fees — while others are offering sales and promotions.

For all intents and purposes, Las Vegas has basically been closed for the past couple of months due to the current 2019 Novel Coronavirus pandemic; but…

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Watch Out: Some Restaurants Add a Mandatory Coronavirus Surcharge to Your Bill

“New mandatory ‘COVID-19 restaurant surcharges’ (google it) are also popping up in food establishments with in the USA. If you eat out make sure you check the bottom of your receipt to see if they tacked it on. I’m sure in the future many places hotels, restaurants, salons, rentals etc will all try to tack on something extra, it could be the new norm for a while as they try to catch up and recover.”

The paragraph you just read was…

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Greater Than 15 Percent Increase in Mandatory Resort Fees in Las Vegas at…

Las Vegas is basically shut down at the moment due to the current 2019 Novel Coronavirus pandemic which has spread around the world and caused the decimation of the travel industry in general to the point at which it was at brink of annihilation…

…and yet, an increase of greater than 15 percent in the mandatory resort fees which guests are charged has been officially announced at…

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