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Questions tagged [fees-and-charges]

Extra payments added to the base price for any reason.

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Do I still have to pay airport fee in Lima?

Six years ago, when I was leaving from Lima Jorge Chávez International Airport, there was airport fee of 30.25 USD. I had to pay this fee even If I already had the ticked (with Iberia, so normal, not ...
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Is there a way to save on Hawaiian Airlines checked-bags fees?

I have a Hawaiian vacation coming up and I want to minimize baggage fees. My companion and I booked 5 separate flights total on Hawaiian airlines (Mainland - Oahu - Big Island - Maui - Oahu - ...
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USA car rental one-way fee

I'm planning a road trip for this summer, roughly between San Diego and Seattle, and I'm looking at car rental options for this one-way trip (I wouldn't be returning to the pick-up location). I've ...
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ATM fees in Turkey

I have a debit card (mastercard from Sydbank, Denmark). I'm gonna use it to withdraw money from ATMs in Turkey. I asked my bank but they said it's up to whichever Turkish ATM (its bank) I use. Any ...
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Why are there additional fees for checking in? [closed]

My father bought a ticket through Ryanair online directly from their website. On their website there was an option to pay 7 euros to check in online or to check in at the airport for free. He chose ...
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How 'suplementos' fee works and how to avoid overcharge?

When taking a taxi from Palma de Mallorca Airport, the approximate fares to drive to popular destinations are displayed on the board, as shown below. Although the end charge is much higher. For ...
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How is currency converted at a foreign ATM from US Dollars?

Credit cards are not widely accepted at smaller vendors in Taiwan that I often go to, so I'm forced to use local cash. Upon calling my bank (Chase), I learned that they charge $5 plus 3% for ...
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Why is the airline fuel fee a tax?

The price of my flight is shown in the picture below. I want to understand the airline fuel fee better. Is it still legal to call it an "airline fuel fee"? Why is the airline fuel fee considered a ...
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Administrative fees on a no-show?

I just bought a very cheap ticket with UIA. I plan to do my travel, but in case anything happens I know I lose little money. However, I can read on my receipt that for my super-economy ticket.... ...
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What is an “incidental amount” when booking a hotel in Las Vegas?

What does an incidental amount means when booking a hotel in Las Vegas? Could this amount be changed from the originally mentioned amount? Is this amount will be totally refundable? Because this will ...
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Payment of SEVIS in the USA

Can my family in the USA pay for my SEVIS fee if I am from Nigeria? I have an I-20 already, but making the payment is what has been a challenge for me.
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SANParks conservation fees - per calendar day, or 24-hour period?

This questions is specifically about Kruger, but I assume it applies to any other parks managed by SANParks. You have to pay a daily fee to enter Kruger (and other parks), as described here. My ...
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How do I know if I have got a congestion charge? [duplicate]

I drove to Westminster Bridge Road last Wednesday around 6.45 pm. Now different people have different statements to offer. How do I know if I need to pay any fees? Help.
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Subterfuge by budget airline? Missed flight - was charged for transfer

Recently I attempted to catch a flight from a London airport on Ryanair. I arrived at departures reception 25 minutes before the flight, 11.35am - my ticket was scanned. Then I proceeded thru ...
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How to avoid bank fees when taking out cash in Cambodia?

I am European and have UK (Visa), Dutch (MaestroCard), Lithuanian (MasterCard) debit cards and Revolut card*. Lately I have been reading horror stories on how to get cash out in Cambodia and how some ...
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Cheapest ATM strategy in Brazil

I need to withdraw lots of Brazil Real in Rio de Janeiro from my USA bank account. What bank has the cheapest ATM (or I could even go to a teller) for me? Suppose I need 10,000 Real and my bank ...
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Where can I pay for the Extra Bag on the American Airlines Site?

I have booked a Ticket on American Airlines for London-Chicago for a trip in March 2018, from the British Airways website (So that I would get BA miles on this booking). American Airlines charges $...
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How to survive a timeshare promotional trip?

Earlier this week my fiancé called Hilton to change an existing reservation and in the process was roped into booking a 3-night stay in Orlando for $99, as long as he agrees to sit through a 2-hour ...
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Does Ryanair charge the boarding pass reprint fee in practice?

I'm on my way to Stansted airport and I realized I forgot to print my boarding pass and I also can't use the mobile BP as I'm a non-EU citizen. Would Ryanair actually charge me 15 pounds to get the BP?...
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Do Canadian ATMs charge extra fees for cash withdrawals on foreign cards?

Having recently been caught out by most American ATMs charging extra fees on cash withdrawls on cards from different banks (which'll affect all foreign cards), I'm wondering if something similar will ...
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Are there any ATM fees within the Euro zone?

I am about to travel in Europe within some euro zone countries. Also, I am from a euro zone country (still) and all my bank accounts are in euro. I have debit and credit Visa and Maestro cards. My ...
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Does everyone get one free checked baggage allowance? [closed]

I was wondering whether you have to pay for your checked baggage or does every airline give it for free unless over the weight limit? I believe British airways does... Can you tell me the process and ...
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Are there any airport fees to pay?

I'm travelling from Croatia to Japan in September and I'd like to know if there are any fees I have to pay along the way? I'm travelling Rijeka-Stuttgart-Frankfurt-Kansai and then Kansai-Haneda-...
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Can I really “wear” my luggage?

There are some jackets with an absurd number of pockets, so that you can put everything that you're bringing on your trip in them (as depicted on Gadget Man). Of course, capacity is comparatively ...
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Do all American ATMs charge an extra fee for cash withdrawals on a foreign card?

I've just gone to take some cash out of an ATM (Cash Machine) in Seattle. I visited about half a dozen in the end, and every single one wanted to charge me an extra fee (typically about $3) for the ...
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Will I need any Malaysian Rinngit at Kuala Lumpur airport when I'm leaving the country?

I'm about to leave Malaysia and expect to get a much better rate for my Ringgit here in Chinatown than at the airport. So after having paid for my plane ticket and transportation to the airport, are ...
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Which ATMs offer no-fee cash withdrawals in Chile?

Which ATMs in Chile offer cash withdrawals without charging a fee? I am using a Visa Debit card. My bank will not charge me fees for withdrawals, but I am concerned that the ATM's bank might.
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UK visa fees when traveling with a minor?

I am filling out an application for a UK visitors visa and I am planning on traveling with my child who is a minor. What visa fees am I required to pay?
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Does the entry into Laos from China at the Mohan/Boten crossing have any extra fee besides the $30 visa-on-arrival fee?

I've done this crossing several times, at least once in this direction, but don't remember everything. I have more than enough US dollars for the visa on arrival. But I only have $20 and $10 bills. (...
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Baggage charges for PHL-SYD on American Airlines, and are they affected by a PDX stopover?

I intend to fly on American Airlines from Philadelphia (USA) to Sydney (Australia) with a great deal of luggage. Looking at AA's baggage page I see that transpacific bags (from the fourth onwards) ...
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In Taiwan, do ATMs in convenience stores (7-Eleven, FamilyMart) charge higher fees than ATMs at banks?

In Taiwan like other East Asian countries (except China) using an ATM for a foreigner is quite a pain. One thing I personally hate is ATM fees. Australian banks all gouge us outrageously already on ...
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Do ATMs at Incheon International Aiport in South Korea have high fees or bad exchange rates

At least a couple of times I've arrived from a long flight and headed to the ATM in the airport to get some local currency only to find out that the ATMs in the airport are special and will rip you ...
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Additional cancellation fee on a nonrefundable plane ticket: is there any disadvantage to just not showing up?

I bought a ticket through justfly.com, but I might need to cancel it now. I was informed that the ticket is nonrefundable, which is fine--I expected this. I was also told that there would be an ...
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Is the America the Beautiful Annual Pass a car decal?

I was considering buying the pass, but I want to know if it is something that is permanently attached to a car or something that can be carried on my person. I think it may be a wallet card, but I can'...
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Rental Car tolls and administrative fees [closed]

It seems car rental companies assess an administrative fee, in may case with Fox Rent A Car in SoCal on the 73 over twice the cost of the tolls, simply for telling renters a few details, again in my ...
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Is there a particular bank in China that has the best fees and withdrawal limits using an Australian ANZ Bank ATM card?

In many countries there are large fees for using ATMs that vary from bank to bank. ATM fees with all Australian banks are already very high and include a percentage of the amount and a fixed fee. ...
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What is the point of a separate service charge in restaurants? [closed]

Where I've been traveling lately (Europe and Africa mostly), many restaurants add a service charge to the bill, somewhere between 5 and 10%. So if the price is quoted at 500 Rupees, I end up paying, ...
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Is it possible to pay a visit to only ONE synagogue in Prague?

After seeing photos of the Prague Spanish synagogue, I decided to go for a vist, only to be asked there to pay for a ticket for 6 sights! The cost being 330 CZK or about 15 USD which might be a deal ...
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Full charge cancellation with debit card

My father made a reservation via booking.com for an apartment stay at seaside as a surprise present for me. Unfortunately, we aren't able to travel on the days that he booked. He cancelled the ...
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Checking if plane ticket price contains airport departure fee

I'm planning to fly Brazil - Montevideo (Uruguay) - Brazil next month. When departing from Montevideo there's a 44 USD departure fee (according to various other sources which seem outdated it may be ...
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Can I be charged a cancellation fee if I cancelled within 5 minutes of booking? [closed]

I booked a room at at the Sunset Plaza in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico through booking.com. After 5 minutes, I saw a better deal elsewhere so I immediately went and cancelled the reservation. I got an ...
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Is it better to book flights together or separately in the event I have to change flights?

I want to book a flight from DTW to SFO and a return flight from SFO to DTW. They're the same price if I book them separately or if I book them together. I'm just wondering whether I should book ...
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If I overstay in the Schengen area, which country would impose a fine on me?

I am entering Germany just to connect to flight to Italy. Counting from day of entry Nov 7 into Germany and departure date from Italy Feb 6, I count 91 days. I did not know 90 day limit rule. Called ...
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What fee does Lufthansa charge for taking a later flight due to missing the check-in deadline?

Next month I will be transferring through Frankfurt airport on separate tickets and there's a small chance I will miss the check-in deadline. In that scenario, what penalty would Lufthansa charge me ...
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How can I change flight plan without using a travel agent?

I booked a British Airways return flight a few months ago. I have completed first part of the journey. I wish to change the return date of my journey due to unforeseen circumstances. I had booked the ...
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What are the net costs to airlines for moving passengers to earlier flights?

Sometimes, if you are very early for a flight and have no checked bags, and there is another flight on the same airline going to the same destination with empty seats available, you can politely ask ...
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UK hotel overcharged credit card, where to complain?

I recently stayed in a hotel in London UK, which charged a higher amount than agreed on during the booking on their own online website. They refuse to address the issue in any way. As a foreigner, is ...
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Is it possible to avoid Wizz Air's administration fee?

Wizz Air charges an EUR 8 administration fee on all tickets booked online, via its mobile app, or via a call center. Its fares are low enough that this is often a substantial component of the final ...
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Can I print my Spirit boarding pass at some kiosk at the airport, without having to pay $10?

I just did the online check in for Spirit Airlines (USA) and was told to print the boarding pass, otherwise it'd cost $10 at the airport. Is there a way for me to print it for free (i.e. without ...
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Determining if a location is in the London Congestion Charge Zone

I need to find out if this primary school falls within the London Congestion Charge zone: St Anne`s Catholic Primary School, 6 Durham Street, Vauxhall, London. How can I do that?