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    So flying to Florida and thought to be safe I would change the flight to Orlando rather than Miami and fly later. So i understand its near 800 quid more because kids hols but they wanted a 200 quid admin fee.

    In the past I've worked on flight systems and its pretty easy to change a flight so why is the admin fee so much? Is there a genuine reason for this kind of fee?

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    You've not been watching the exchange rates against the dollar have you?
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    Quote Originally Posted by scooterscot View Post
    You've not been watching the exchange rates against the dollar have you?
    It's nothing to do with that.

    Airlines charge massive fees for correcting names, changing flights, etc because they can get away with it.

    In the past I've had issues over not staying a Saturday night and not wanting a return ticket. The former I just changed my dates, and the latter I brought a return and didn't turn up.
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    How many people? If it's 4 then 50 quid per person isn't massively extortionate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by northernladuk View Post
    How many people? If it's 4 then 50 quid per person isn't massively extortionate.
    It's two people and paying 800 quid extra anyway for change of date. I worked on a flights system that linked in with a few others and it's a 5 min job to enter the new details. Unless I've missed something, it does seem to be an exercise in ripping the customer off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scooterscot View Post
    You've not been watching the exchange rates against the dollar have you?
    hah while the dollar rate is crap its not my biggest concern. Unless the hurricane double back we should be ok for weather but the misses gets focused on these things. So its really just to have less stress.

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    Quote Originally Posted by woohoo View Post
    So flying to Florida and thought to be safe I would change the flight to Orlando rather than Miami and fly later. So i understand its near 800 quid more because kids hols but they wanted a 200 quid admin fee.

    In the past I've worked on flight systems and its pretty easy to change a flight so why is the admin fee so much? Is there a genuine reason for this kind of fee?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paddy View Post
    Are you going to Florida in the hurricane season?
    Does that affect the admin fee?

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    I needed to change my address on a car insurance policy. The delightful lady told me that the premium would not rise, but there was a £50 admin fee for each change on the policy.

    I had to make the change, and so was forced to pay £50 or cancel the policy and pay a cancellation fee. It took her 10 seconds to make the change.

    So it's basically robbery and should be illegal.
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