United Airlines has announced that all customers can reserve flights to destinations within the United States, Puerto Rico, United Kingdom and United Arab Emirates at any time for an initial booking fee of US$150 per booking.
The airline said the new booking option was launched today in its booking pages for US$200 for international travel, US$300 for international airfares and US$500 for domestic airfries.
United Airlines says that it will also offer a booking fee that is based on the number of passengers, the type of flight and whether the flight is domestic or international.
It will also charge a 10 per cent service fee, which it says is to cover costs associated with air transportation.
The company says that for the first two months of the new arrangement, booking fees for domestic and international flights will be the same.
However, the booking fee for international flights has been reduced to US$100 per booking and that the airline is now charging a flat rate of US $150 per reservation.
The service fee is a “payment-as-you-go” option.
It means that the customer will be charged a small deposit for each booking.
However, this deposit can be waived at the end of the booking process if the customer pays the service fee upfront.
United’s booking fee is based only on the total number of customers, the number booked and the flight number.
In other words, the customer’s total booking fee will be US$160.
The United States is the only destination where United Airlines charges a booking service fee.
Its US$60 domestic and US $80 international booking fees apply to flights originating from the US and from other countries.
For reservations made via the booking pages, customers can enter their airline and the reservation number.
The booking page allows the customer to enter a booking code.
The reservation code can be entered at any point on the booking page.
A user can enter a valid credit card or debit card.
A reservation is not considered a completed booking.
The booking process is not complete until the customer confirms his/her payment.
The customer can cancel his/hers reservation by calling the reservation numbers on the reservation page.
The reservations page does not require a credit card.