AirlineBook
round-trip
ticket
by phone
Preferred
seat
Priority
boarding
Ticket-change fee
Domestic/International
Fee to change
flight to same
destination on
day of departure (1)
AirTran$15$6 or $20$10$75/Not applicable$75
Alaska$15 Not availableNot applicable$75 online; $100
elsewhere/$75 online;
$100 elsewhere
$25 within six hours
of departure
Allegiant$44.97(2)$6.99 or
$8.99
$9.99$50 per one-way
flight/Not applicable
$50 per one-way flight
American$25 $19-$39$10$150/$150-$300$50 for domestic flights;
$150-$300 for standby seat
on international flights
Continental$20 $19 minimumNot applicable$150/$150-$250$50
Delta$20 Not applicableNot applicable$150/$250$50
Frontier0 $20Not applicable$100/$100$50
Hawaiian$25; $15 for
flights within
Hawaii
$25$25$150; $30 for flights
within Hawaii/$75 or $100
$150; $30 for flights within Hawaii
JetBlue$15 $10-$40Not applicable$100/$100$40
Southwest0 Not available$100/Not applicable0
Spirit$10 $10-$25Not applicable$100 online; $110 on
telephone and
at airport/$100 online;
$110 on telephone
and at airport
$100 online; $110 on
telephone and at airport/$100 online;
$110 on telephone and at airport
United$25 $9-$159$9-$39$150/$250$75
US Airways$25; $35 for
international
flights
$5-$30Not applicable$150/$250$50



FREQUENT-FLIER PROGRAMS
AirlineBook free ticket on phone/onlineChange free ticket's
origin/destination
Buying miles or credits(3)
AirTran0/0$75$39/credit
Alaska$15/0$75 online; $100 on phone$27.50/1,000 miles
AllegiantNot applicable/Not applicableNot applicableNot applicable
American$20/0 (For phone or online:
$50 extra if booked
7-20 days before
departure; $100 extra
if booked 2 hours-6 days
before departure.)
$150$27.50/1,000 miles
Continental$25/0 (For phone or online:
$75 extra if booked
less than 21
days before departure.)
$75$35/1,000 miles
Delta$20/0 $150$28/1,000 miles(4)
Frontier0/00 if 8 or more
days before departure
and seat in same
service class is
available; $50 within
7 days before departure
$25/1,000 miles
Hawaiian$25; $15 for flights within Hawaii/0$150; $30 for flights within Hawaii$25/1,000 miles
JetBlue$15/0$100$5/point, plus $20 fee
Southwest0/00Not applicable
Spirit0 if booked
at least 180
days ahead;
$15-$100 otherwise/0 if
booked at least
180 days ahead;
$15-$100 otherwise
$110Not applicable
United$25/0$150$67.25/1,000 miles
US Airways$55 for U.S. or Canada flights;
$75 for Latin America/Caribbean flights;
$80 for Hawaii flights;
$90 for international flights/$25 for U.S. or Canada flights;
$35 for Latin America/Caribbean flights;
$50 for international and Hawaii flights.
(For phone or online: $75 extra if booked within 14 days
before departure.)
$150$27.50/1,000 miles



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For over twenty years, TV Travel Show Producer, Marianne Schwab, has been collecting money saving travel tips as a travel producer for high profile television programs. She has flown all over the world and produced live television productions on location from Caesar's Palace on the Vegas Strip to the beautiful island of Oahu. Read more