Federal regulators are telling airlines they can fly Boeing’s 787 Dreamliners again as soon as they replace its problematic lithium ion batteries with a revamped battery system.
A Federal Aviation Administration safety order posted online Thursday applies to all U.S. airlines, but only one airline — United — currently has 787s in their fleet. They have six. The FAA estimated the repair costs for those planes at $2.8 million.
Fortunately for Smiling Jeff, he's got a way to recoup that $2.8 Million expense:
The nation's biggest airline upped its charge for making changes to domestic itineraries to $200, a $50 increase. The change — which also covers itineraries between the USA and Canada — took effect April 18.
United also boosted its change fee to $300 for changes to certain destinations in South America, up from the previous $250. The change fee for other international itineraries, including to Asia and Europe, remains at $250.
If you're a United executive and have been thinking about asking Jeff for that raise, now would probably be a good time.