Can they really change my flight and charge me more?

Tracy Stewart, August 12, 2011
Fares from Washington DC:

    Q. I was booked on a nonstop flight, which was canceled and instead put on a connecting flight on the same airline. Because it connected, I was charged an additional passenger facility fee of $10. Can the airlines do this? Is it fair?

    A. This is simply ludicrous. But yes they can, and no it is not. The money goes to the airport, not the airline.