By Bob Sullivan, msnbc.com
[i]With so much talk about airline fees lately, you might overlook perhaps the largest source of ancillary revenue for the industry and a big headache for you that lets airlines make money for nothing. A lot of it.
If you've ever been on a "full" flight that was full of empty seats, perhaps you've wondered: What happens to the paid fares when passengers don't show up for flights?
The airlines keep much of the money, of course. No-show fliers get vouchers for the unused value of their tickets good for a year from booking, but stiff change fees often eat heavily into that value. And much like unused gift cards, their value disappears into thin air when not used by a strict deadline.]/i]
Ralph Nadar video
http://redtape.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012 … ed-tickets
Ralph Nadar is working on changing these Airline policies..glad someone is looking out for consumers..where's the govt?
A lot of those tickets are probably cheap nonrefundable fares. To use it for another ticket would mean paying a hefty change fee, sometimes you're better off just buying a new ticket which may be cheaper. It doesn't seem fair but if you don't show up for the seat on the flight you purchased, that's not the airlines' fault.
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