AIRFARES AND FEES
The process of purchasing an airfare can be easy or complicated.
How the experience is for you will depend on the travel itinerary that is required and the amount of experience that you have in booking airline travel. In this section, we aim to provide you with information that explains how an airfare is calculated and the associated fees when booking an airline ticket.
When purchasing airfares passengers need to consider:
- duration of travel time
- class of travel
- airfare budget
- are stopovers required
- are departure and arrival time of flights important
- type of aircraft
- the services that are provided by the airline
- terms and conditions of the airline ticket
Apart from these questions, passengers need to be aware of how the airline industry and airline ticketing system works.
Passengers need to take into consideration all the 'extras' that are often not mentioned or thought about during the airfare purchase process.
The extras are the:
All of these additional fees are charged per person. All airline tickets are sold with a set of terms and conditions. While they are easy to skip over or ignore during the ticket purchase process, the information is vitally important for passengers to read and understand.
When purchasing an airline ticket, passengers and the airline are entering into a contract, and after ticket purchase these accepted terms and conditions will determine:
- what a passenger can and cannot do with the airline ticket
- amount of money that will be required to pay for any changes or possible refund of the ticket