How to Fight Alaska Change Fees
If you like to fly with Alaska Airlines, you probably know a bit about the fees the airline charges for flights, baggage, and other services. Alaska Airlines is a popular airline because it does work to lessen fees as much as possible. However, there are still plenty of Alaska fees that you'll need to take into account when choosing to fly with the airline.
Change fees at Alaska Airlines can be a confusing subject, but they're important to understand. Let's take a good look at and how you can avoid unwanted fees when flying with a little help from DoNotPay.
Change Fees at Alaska Airlines
are generally charged for anyone who needs to cancel or change their flight plans, especially at the last minute. Alaska Airlines used to charge a $125 change fee for all travelers. However, as of September 2020, Alaska Airlines canceled all change fees, except for those on Saver tickets.
Saver tickets cannot be changed but can be canceled under Alaska's 24-hour cancellation policy. All other tickets can be changed or canceled without fees. However, if you change your ticket on the same day as your flight during your check-in window, you may be charged a small fee of $25 to $50.
How to Change Your Flight
It's easy to change your flight with Alaska. However, if you are using a Saver ticket, you cannot change your flight.
- Simply head to the website or app and look up your reservation with your last name and confirmation number.
- Choose the flight you want to make changes to.
- Select your new flight and view any difference in fare or credit due on the right of the screen.
- Check out and fly at your new time!
How to Cancel Your Flight
It's a pretty simple process to cancel an Alaska flight.
- Head to the website or app and look up your reservation using your confirmation number and last name.
- Select Cancel.
- Choose whether to receive your travel credit via email or in your account wallet. (If canceling a Saver flight, you will be refunded via your original payment method.)
Other Fees at Alaska Airlines
While you may not be charged a change fee at Alaska, you could be hit with many other fees. It's important that you keep an eye on the optional fees so that you don't accidentally pay for something you don't want. Some common Alaska fees include:
|Checked Bag Fees||$30 for the first bag, $40 for the second bag, $100 for all following bags, and/or overweight and oversized bags.|
|Call Center Service Charge||$15|
|Pet Travel Charge||$100 per pet|
|Same-Day Change Fees||$50 or $25 for California travelers or those in the shuttle market.|
|In-Flight Wi-Fi||$1.95 to $49.95|
If you aren't sure what fees will apply to you on your flight, make sure you get in touch with Alaska Airlines before setting out on your journey to ensure you aren't charged with unexpected or unexplained fees. However, if you do end up with an unexpected fee, there are ways to avoid paying the fee, especially if you didn't intend to purchase or use the service you paid for.
Avoiding Change Fees and Other Fees at Alaska Airlines With DoNotPay
If you're not used to flying, it can be hard to account for all the fees that you'll have to pay for a good flight. You may want to add many services that cost more than you're able or willing to pay. If you get lost while managing your Alaska flight and end up paying more than you meant to in optional fees, you'll need help getting out of that situation.
Normally, you'd have to call customer service and do what you could to engage with team members at Alaska to cancel unwanted fees. But it can be very challenging to engage with customer service members, especially when you're looking to escape charges. There is an easier way to escape fees at Alaska Airlines.
DoNotPay is an all-in-one service that can help you get out of change fees and other unnecessary fees at Alaska Airlines! The process is pretty simple:
- Search "appeal fees" on DoNotPay, choose the Fight and Waive Fees product, and select the type of fee you want to appeal.
- Select the merchant you want to appeal fees for and enter the details of your transaction, including an associated account if you have one.
- Submit your case! DoNotPay will generate the best argument for your case and make sure your fee waiver request gets sent to the merchant for processing.
That's all you have to do! In no time, you should hear back from Alaska Airlines with the next steps in processing your complaint.
Other Ways DoNotPay Could Help You Avoid Fees
In addition to handling Alaska Airlines change fees, DoNotPay provides many other tools to help you avoid paying unwanted fees. Through DoNotPay's "Airline Services" product, you can also make changes to your reservation, demand refunds, and find lost bags. That include:
- eBay fees
- Coinbase fees
- Robinhood fees
- Paypal seller fees
- Spirit Airlines baggage fees
- HOA fees
- Etsy fees
- Chase checking account fees
- American Airlines baggage fees
- Shopify fees
Some other ways we can help include:
- Hacking airline flight compensation options
- Filing complaints
- Finding tourist visas
- and more
No matter what help you need to save money, DoNotPay has you covered. If you'd like to learn more about how you can appeal fees and save money, for a free account with DoNotPay to get started today.