The Alaska Marine Highway System will soon charge more for canceling reservations.
The new fees range from 5 to 40 percent of a ticket’s value, depending on the time until travel begins. Those booking more than a month in advance and canceling within a day face no fees.
Current policy charges a 15 percent fee for cancellations made within two weeks of sailing.
A ferry press release says no-shows and canceled tickets cost the system money. The closer a cancellation to sailing, the harder it is to resell that ticket.