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Rod H

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 06 Mar 2015

Total posts 270

Can anyone give me a genuine reason why some Airlines charge such hugely ridiculous rebooking fees? After all it is mostly done online so no human interface hence no salary or wages component involved. No doubt the main reason might be because they simply CAN.


Member since 07 Jan 2011

Total posts 202

It's the most profitable thing they sell.



Member since 19 Apr 2012

Total posts 731

They are highest on discount tickets. They are the reason for people buying the more expensive flexible fares. The way around that I just used is to cancel and take a credit coupon then rebook. The rebook fee is much lower than a cancellation fee and a rebook.


Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 02 Sep 2018

Total posts 375

Otherwise it would hurt their flexible ticket business.


Air New Zealand - Airpoints

Member since 31 Oct 2016

Total posts 206

Because they can.

Red Cee

Member since 15 Feb 2018

Total posts 151

Way of making money by airlines. LCC’s I imagine are the worst.

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