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Real-person fees

By now, it’s common knowledge that a lot of companies are saving money by using automated phone systems but some airlines are now charging what some travel agents are calling “real-person fees.”

In other words, it’s going to cost you extra if you want to book your trip through a human!

To book over the phone (versus online without the human contact) now costs an extra $5 to $25 with most airlines and some are even thinking of extending this to include talking to a human at the airport (versus a digital kiosk).

Well, it was nice knowing you.

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