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Schumer: Call to eliminate increase airline fees on ticket changes

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U.S. Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) calls on major airlines to reverse a new policy that has increased change-fees to $200 per ticket.  

Four major airlines, Delta Air Lines, American Airlines, U.S. Airways and United Airlines, increased their fees on ticket changes by $50.00 – from $150 to $200.  

Senator Schumer wants them to reverse the decision and says it makes it unaffordable for families on a budget to make changes – even in an emergency situation.  

Schumer said a report shows that, in 2012, the nation's fifteen largest airlines collected $2.6 billion worth of ticket-change fees. 

The senator says he has had success working with airlines in the past and helped convinced the majority of them to reverse fees on carry-on baggage.

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