Questions tagged [fees-and-charges]

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Payment for German Schengen visa by mail

I am applying for a Schengen visa in the US through German consulate by mail and am looking at the visa fees. The page says that the visa fee is approx. $65-70, and the price for mailing the passport ...
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US debit/ATM card with lowest fees for travel

For a US citizen traveling worldwide, what is the best major debit/ATM card (on the Visa or MasterCard networks) to take in terms of lowest fees for withdrawing international currency from ATMs? ...
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What are the total fees in USD for a Schengen visa via the German embassy, by mail?

I am applying for a Schengen visa in the US, at the German embassy. We are two adults and our 2 year-old son. Our son is a US citizen, so I believe no documentation is needed for him, though I'm ...
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Are travel agents required to pass on any phone calls they receive from the airline?

I booked my family holiday through a travel agent and my return flight was with Ryanair. In the document I received from the travel agent it stated that if I didn't check in online I "would be charged ...
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When we travel to Zone 4 in London with an Oyster card purchased for Zone 1 and Zone 3, how are the fares calculated?

I purchased an Oyster card that can be used in Zones 1 to 3. How are the charges applied when I travel further from Zone 3 (let's say I'm traveling to a Zone 4 location), starting from a location in ...
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Visa fees for an Indian visa

I am looking to travel to India to explore their culture and their heritage next month. What are the fees when applying for a tourist visa for an Australian? I checked many websites but everyone has ...
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What's the penalty fee for rescheduling a flight on Garuda Airlines after buying the ticket? [closed]

What's the penalty fee for rescheduling a flight on Garuda Airlines after buying the ticket? I'm planning to buy a round-trip Seoul-Bali (DPS) with a planned departure in early May, but anticipate the ...
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Can I add dependents on my B1/B2 visa? Is there a separate fee?

I am applying for a B1/B2 visa. I want to take my kids along on the trip to the USA? Can Iadd them as dependents on my visa application and is there a separate fee for dependents?
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Does Avianca actually check your residency status if you fly on a residents-only fare in Peru?

When booking flights with Avianca directly, and when arriving via Google Flights, clicking the Purchase conditions link followed by the Full Rule Text brings up this condition: SR.SALES RESTRICT ...
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Will I be charged a cancellation fee for a reservation made on Booking.com?

I made a reservation on Booking.com for my bachelorette party in September. I needed to cancel one of the three rooms since a couple of my guests recently had a death in their family and contributing ...
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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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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 ...