Airline to charge passengers for no-shows

Korean Air to introduce fees for international passengers
South Korea’s flag carrier will soon bring in no-show fees for international passengers who fail to provide advance notice that they no longer require a seat. Korean Air says the move is an effort to minimise seat wastage.
For tickets purchased from October 1, passengers who either do not cancel their reservation prior to the scheduled time of departure or those who do not board their flight after check-in will be charged.
Passengers who fail to turn up for flights to/from Europe, the Americas and Oceania on long-haul routes will be charged US$120, and US$70 for medium-haul routes to Southeast and Southwest Asia.
For flights between South Korea and Japan and China or between Japan and China on short-haul routes will face a fee of US$50. No-shows on domestic flights will be charged US$7.
No-show passengers booked to travel on award tickets will get miles deducted from their accounts. The no-show fees do not apply to infants under 2 years of age not occupying a seat.
Korean Air is not the first to implement such charges, with Singapore Airlines, Emirates and Japan Airlines also charging for no-shows. Korean Air has been charging no-show fees for domestic flights since 2008.
TTG Asia

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