They’re at it again. In an effort to try and make up for rising fuel costs and other expenses, airlines now are levying extra fees for the booking of window or aisle seats.
The charges for window or aisle seats in the front half of the plane, costing as much as $29 each way on U.S. domestic flights and $59 on international flights, are the latest of a raft of passenger fees introduced in recent years as the airline industry looks to generate new streams of revenue.
The issue has arisen in the United States, where Delta, American, and low-cost carriers US Airways, Frontier, Spirit and Allegiant have implemented charges for “preferred seating.”
Delta spokeswoman Katie Hulme said the move gives passengers greater choice and flexibility in where they were seated.
“Offering preferred seats for sale to all Delta passengers means we are offering different seat selection options to enable more passengers to travel in their seat of choice,” she said.