|Above, a Korean Airlines jet at Los Angeles International Airport. Photo by Armand Vaquer.|
As if the airlines aren't already charging obscene fees for practically everything, Korean Airlines will charge customers for missing their flights beginning October 1.
According to Condé Nast Traveler:
Missing a flight—whether it's because you got stuck in traffic or because your connecting flight was late—is a stressful enough experience without taking the financial aspect into account. In addition to eating the cost of the ticket and possibly having to pay the difference to book a new one, some airlines are now charging a "no-show" fee for people who book a seat and then don't use it.
Korean Air has announced that effective October 1, in a move to "minimize seat wastage," it will charge fees for people who don't show up for their international flight. The amount of the fine depends on how far you're flying—people who bail on short hauls between Korea and China or Japan will be charged $50, while the rate for a medium-haul flight is $70, and long-hauls is $120, the amount of which will be charged to the credit card used to make the booking.To read more, go here.