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Questions tagged [fees-and-charges]

Extra payments added to the base price for any reason.

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Confused about the baggage fee for different airlines

I purchased a ticket from orbitz.com. It's an Iberia flight from Casablanca, Morocco to Charlotte, NC with a layover in Madrid. Although it's an Iberia ticket, the first flight is operated by Royal ...
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Does the 24-hour grace period on U.S. air travel work on international itineraries?

I understand that airlines in the U.S. are legally required to offer free cancellations within 24 hours of booking. Does this apply to all itineraries that have either departure or arrival in the U.S....
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How can I cancel an online hotel booking without paying a fee? [closed]

I just booked two hotel accommodations and gave my card number and the expiration date to the web site I used. Then I realized that I am required to pay the entire reservation amount if I want to ...
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What is the reciprocity fee for US citizens entering Argentina?

I am having the hardest time finding the exact reciprocity fee for US citizens entering Argentina. Does anybody know what that amount is?
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Does 24-hour grace period apply after paid changes to airline reservations?

As I understand it, airlines in the USA are required to provide a 24-hour grace period after making a new reservation, during which the reservation can be cancelled or changed for free. However, what ...
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Can there be a price difference between online checkin and checking in at the airport?

I've just heard that some airlines, low-cost-carriers in particular can charge a fee if you check in at the airport rather than having checked in online in advance. Is this true? Are there some ...
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Can I “park” the value of a non-refundable airline ticket?

I have a ticket on United (Economy "K" class) for a 2-week trip in January from Canada to the US. The ticket is non-refundable, but is changeable for a hefty fee ($200) and is valid for a year. The ...
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When booking a cruise, how can I find a list of all the port fees in advance?

Some cruise sellers say "port fees extra." Sometimes those charges are more than the full retail cost, similar to marketing strategies that advertise a low product price paired with exorbitant "...
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Understanding car rental fees

I've been twice in the US (Florida), and I always rent a car, but I always end paying several hundred dollars more for a car rental. When I reserve a car online, I always get a price, but when I go to ...
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Is it possible to avoid processing fees on Burlington Trailways and Greyhound by booking at the counter?

Plan to travel by bus from Chicago to Cedar Rapids. When I try to book online, both Burlington Trailways and Greyhound, want to charge processing fees. If I book at the counter, are there any ...
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which of the charges go to the airport and which charges go the govt.? [closed]

I recently went for an international flight from Mumbai to Cape Town with a 24 hour layover in Qatar, South Africa and back via Qatar Airways by the same route. While I was booking I was told/given ...
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On Air Canada's website can I see the luggage fees and limits for a flight without filling in my details?

I'm looking at a flight from China to Mexico and I'm just checking the rules and prices for now. I'm not ready to commit. I know many airline websites have hidden fees that they don't show you until ...
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Are there ATM fees in the Azores?

ATM owners don't charge fees to withdraw cash in Portugal, regardless of your home bank or card issuer. (Of course any fees charged by your home bank / card issuer, e.g. for foreign transactions, are ...
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Hotel asking cancellation fee

I had booked a room in a hotel for two days in Füssen using booking.com. I provided a password protected visa debit card. I cancelled my accommodation within two days due to change of plans. I ...
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How to handle spending money for extended trip to Europe?

So I'm gearing up for a roughly 6-week trip to Europe early next year (Poland and one so-far undetermined eastern/central European country), but there's one big thing I'm still trying to figure out: ...
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Baggage charge price difference based on country of origin

I have noticed that when flights originate in the USA (With both Delta and United) that the initial baggage charge is $USD25. But when taking flights from Canada back to the USA the baggage fee is $...
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What are mini-bar policies for one-night stays in hotels?

I've had this question on my mind for a while now because I've never understood how this works. I began traveling two years ago for personal reasons and sometimes I've stayed in various hotels for the ...
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When do I have to pay for the Mexican tourist card?

I have a question about Mexican tourist cards, or whatever they're called these days. There is now a fee, a little more than $20. According to some sources, a traveler only has to pay this once per ...
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Entrance fee for Zion National Park: Paying for a car vs. paying per person

Entrance fee per vehicle for Zion National Park is $30. But it is suggested/even mandatory to leave the car in Springdale and take the shuttle bus. As there are four of us, we would have to pay $15 ...
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How are baggage fees calculated on multi-city trips with the same airline

I've booked a multi city trip consisting out of 7 flights of which 2 are directly connected (90 minute and 4 hour layover). How many times would I have to pay the bagage fees? The first and final ...
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Is a B&B's cancellation policy enforceable if I never saw it?

I booked a room at a B&B a month and a half in advance, over the phone. I asked to be sent a confirmation via email and a cancellation policy as I had not seen it at that point. 4 days before ...
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What happens if I check in to a flight online, but then miss the flight?

Back in the old days, you checked in for a flight when you arrived at the airport. The airline then could see that someone was missing, and give your seat to someone else. Now, if I check in for a ...
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Inle lake entrance fee

Do you have to pay the entrance fee if you only want to visit the lake? We are not interested in visit the pagodas, but we would like to visit the area (may be do the Inle-Kalaw trek). Will they ask ...
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Do I need to pay Ryanair checked baggage fee separately on the return trip?

I've paid the checked baggage fee at the airport on the outbound trip. The Ryanair Android app doesn't tell me anywhere whether I can bring a checked bag on the return trip. Do I have to pay again? ...
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Are there any techniques, tricks, or tactics to avoid a one-way fee when renting a car?

Very often, when renting a car and dropping it off at a different location than where you picked it up, you have to pay a huge one-way fee. Have you successfully used any technique, trick, or tactic ...
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How much is the airport tax at Guayaquil airport, Ecuador?

I am not sure if the airport tax is already included in the airfare. If not, how much is it? Or where can I find this out? I am planning on traveling down to Ecuador during this Christmas. My route ...
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Online flight tickets booking for others - charge additional booking fee

Will there be any issue if I want to assist the employee of the company I work for to book flight tickets by paying with my own Paypal account?. On top of that, I plan to charge a little bit of ...
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In Indonesia, is import duty levied on items intended as gifts?

My brother teaches English in Jakarta and is getting married in Bali in two weeks. I am going to his wedding. I'm flying into Jakarta and will be there a few days. As a wedding gift, I bought a new ...
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Is there a fee-free ATM at Manila Airport (MNL) and what is the maximum withdrawal amount per transaction?

I have a US bank debit card (CapitalOne 360, formerly INGDirect) that lets me make withdrawals for free, in the local currency, and at the prevailing official MasterCard market exchange rates (which ...
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Under what circumstances does TAM charge their $75 rebooking fee?

I'm looking at a flight on the TAM (Brazil) website. It's a decent price, but it lists "Rebooking" at $75 more. Does that mean that if weather or their screw-up or something else interferes with the ...
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Exit Tax When Exiting Panama by Foot?

In December 2015 I plan to go do Panama then go back into Costa Rica probably by foot, meaning taking a bus or boat on both sides of the border then crossing by foot. I heard there is a $40 exit tax ...
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Where can I find customs/import fees for Israel?

Where can I find the fees applicable for entering Israel (and declaring) more than the exempt amount of personal products (foodstuffs). I've found in multiple locations that I can bring up to $200 ...
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Booking a flight with a luggage limit via Adioso / Expedia

I've found a ridiculously cheap flight from Southeast Asia to Australia via the flight search engine Adioso which then directs me to the online travel agent Expedia. It seems that the advertised ...
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Different baggage allowance on two legs of a flight (TAP/LOT)

I am going to fly from Lisbon to Warsaw. I booked a flight that will do Lisbon-Bucharest with TAP who allows 1 piece of 23Kg (50 pounds) plus 1 extra of 10Kg (22 pounds)because I am an University ...
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What is the APCONRGFEE on my Dollar Rent a Car receipt?

I rented a car from Dollar Rent a Car at an airport in California and got charged an APCONRGFEE of $12.23. What fee is that? How is it different than the FACUSEFEE ($10)?
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Airlines with the most Surfboard friendly baggage policy & fees pricing?

Which airlines have the best pricing or packages for moving or carrying surf boards?
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Plane ticket fees

I was going to buy a ticket in Cebu Pacific and in the first page where you select just seat, seat + luggage or seat + luggage + meals I selected seat + 20Kg luggage. I checked the fare information ...
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How much do car hire companies charge for fuel in Paphos, Cyprus

I know that all (or most) car hire firms charge you for a full tank of fuel on collection, but how much is it likely to be per litre? Is there any limit on what they can charge or could I feasibly ...
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Schengen visa fee for training session visits for post-graduate students

On the Schengen visa website, it is mentioned that there is no visa fee for: Pupils, students, postgraduates and the accompanying teachers who are travelling for the purpose of studying or ...
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Tourist visa for Hong Kong as an Indian

I am planning to go Hong Kong and stay there for 4-6 days and I know that Indians can enter into Hong Kong without tourist visa up to 14 days, is there any other rules to be followed for that. Is only ...
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Charged checked baggages for connecting international flights

I was traveling from Dfw-SFO (AA) and SFO- Taipei (Eva Air) I brought 2 suitcases and AA charged me $60. Has this ever happens to anyone? Their reasoning was that Eva Air is not part of One World.
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Do you have to tip the delivery guy if you are already charged a delivery fee in Toronto? [closed]

So we were ordering pizza yesterday which only $9 but the total came to $17. I was confused so the rep says it's a delivery charge. So who gets this 'delivery charge' money? Do I have to give more ...
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Extra baggage costs - Dragon Airlines / Cathay Pacific

I am traveling from Qingdao, China to Delhi, India via Hong Kong for business. My ticket itinerary has 1 piece of luggage confirmed. My flight details are as follows: Qingdao - Hong Kong on Dragon ...
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How can I learn if I need to pay London's congestion fee?

I drove through London last week. Mostly on the the A406. I only briefly saw an announcement about the congestion fee, when entering london on the M11. I didn't see any camera or any other signs on ...
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Which airlines with routes connecting Vietnam and China have free cancellations and can be booked online?

Due to China's visa rules I need to have a return flight booked in order to obtain a visa. But once I have the visa I am free to enter overland and not use the flight. On my previous trip I had a ...
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Is there a way to avoid the so called “resort fee”?

Many nicer hotels are getting away with a so called resort fee these days. Basically, this is an additionally daily charge usually between $25 and $70 after the room rate and taxes. I hear roughly the ...
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Airport boarding fee in La Paz, Bolivia

While booking a flight from Santiago, Chile to La Paz, Bolivia I have to confirm the following dialog on the skyairline.cl website: ¡IMPORTANT! The airport boarding fee in La Paz is not ...
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Schengen: Visa Fee (EU Spouse)

This is specifically about the Schengen visa fee for EU spouses. Our visa, it seems, has already "gone through", if you will. (We were told we don't need to interview and to mail-in the passport and ...
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Are Lufthansa rebooking fees per leg, per flight, or per ticket?

I have a 2-leg flight (through Frankfurt) booked with Lufthansa, return ticket (Economy Basic). The travel agent has informed me that the rebooking fee is 70 EUR. Is this per leg, or per flight, or ...
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Will a new immigrant be allowed entry in the USA if he hasn't yet payed the USCIS Immigrant Fee? [closed]

People who obtain a US Immigrant Visa are required to pay a "USCIS Immigrant Fee", for Green Card processing. The official instructions recommend to pay this fee before entry to the US, so that you ...