American Airlines is changing the way it charges you to fly.
American will charge $68 or $88 more per round trip for economy-class passengers who want a ticket that lets them check baggage or change the reservation later without getting hit by another fee.
The airline says it’s responding to customer complaints about fees, especially the charge — typically $150 — for changing a reservation.
“This will eliminate the fear about what-ifs,” said Rick Elieson, American’s managing director of digital marketing. American will still sell a basic fare without protection against add-on fees “for the less-discriminating passenger who is just looking for the cheapest way to get to where they’ve got to go,” Elieson said.