Airline Seat Selection Fees: It's Pay To Play

Want that window seat upfront in economy class? You'll have to pay. The nation's biggest airlines have joined low-cost carriers in charging a fee for seat selection.

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  • Airline 'Separation Algorithm' Forces Parents to Pay Exorbitant Fees to Keep Families Together
    USA Today, in an article titled “Skyrocketing seat selection fees enrage flyers, enrich airlines," reported ... that some airlines were purposely separating families that did not pay for advance ...
    02/11/2019 - 9:48 am | View Link
  • Airline seat selection fees: It's pay to play
    (CNN) — Historically, January has been a great time to scoop up discount deals on airfares for the year. This year, however, would-be travelers will have to double- and triple-check search results to ...
    01/7/2019 - 4:33 am | View Link
  • You bought your airline ticket, now pay to pick a seat
    Airplane seat ... incur fees. “Seats are real estate, and real estate on an airplane is a very precious commodity,” said aviation consultant and IdeaWorks President Jay Sorensen. “Airlines have ...
    12/23/2018 - 12:37 am | View Link
  • You bought your airline ticket, now pay to pick a seat
    Airplane seat assignments have gone the way of free checked luggage and in-flight meals, as major airlines shift from selling all-inclusive tickets to an a-la-carte business model, offering seat ...
    12/20/2018 - 11:12 pm | View Link
  • Do airline tickets need warning labels?
    A provision in the Senate version of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization Act requires air carriers to disclose their baggage fees, cancellation fees, change fees, ticketing fees ...
    08/23/2018 - 1:14 am | View Link
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  • WestJet
    WestJet Airlines Ltd. is a Canadian airline founded in 1996. It began as a low-cost alternative to the country's competing major airlines. WestJet provides scheduled and charter air service to 100+ destinations in Canada, the United States, Europe, Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean. WestJet is currently the second-largest Canadian air carrier, behind Air Canada, operating an average ...
    03/19/2019 - 8:26 am | View Website
  • Fees
    Table - Optional fees. Fees subject to VAT on Italian, French, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Greek, Polish & Romanian domestic routes at applicable government rates.
    03/19/2019 - 7:43 am | View Website
  • Ryanair
    Ryanair was founded in 1984 as "Danren Enterprises" by Christopher Ryan, Liam Lonergan (owner of Irish travel agent Club Travel), and Irish businessman Tony Ryan, founder of Guinness Peat Aviation. The airline was shortly thereafter renamed "Ryanair" (after Tony Ryan). It began operations in 1985 flying a 15-seat Embraer Bandeirante turboprop aircraft between Waterford and Gatwick Airport with ...
    03/19/2019 - 4:37 am | View Website
  • Seat selection
    Looking for details on WestJet seating? Get all the information about our seats including in-seat power, seat maps, premium seats, selection fees and more.
    03/18/2019 - 5:03 pm | View Website
  • Spirit Airlines Baggage Fees 2019
    Carry-On Summary. NOTE: Spirit Airlines does NOT allow a free carry-on bag! There is a free allowance of a single "Personal Item", with maximum dimensions of 18 x 14 x 8 inches, but anything larger than that you will have to pay to bring as a carry-on.
    03/17/2019 - 10:23 am | View Website
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