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Posted on: Sunday , Nov 09, 2008 At 11:55 AM

Transaction Fees For Airline Tickets

The airlines are slowly finding ways to make more money for each ticket. I had earlier mentioned on this blog that there will be transaction fees for each ticket bought from November 1st.


The new fee is now live, and I got to see it with my air ticket I am using for my fight to Delhi tomorrow. Here is the distribution of fare I am paying.


Base Fare: Rs. 2,600.00

Passenger Service Fee: Rs.225.00

Fuel Surcharge: Rs.2,900.00

Transaction Fee: Rs.330

Total Price: Rs.6,055.00


The transaction fee is the newly introduced component. Read more about it on my earlier post. The transaction fee will be kept by agents, since the airlines no longer give a commission to the agents. Interestingly, even if you directly book with the airline's website, you will still be charged the transaction fee. But in this case, the airline gets to keep the transaction fees too.

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By Bob Symn| Posted on:10 Nov 2008

This is interesting insight Arun...agent or no agent..customer ends up paying 'Transction Fee' :(
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