Questions tagged [fees-and-charges]

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What is a time/km charge on a car rental?

I am looking to rent a car in Panama City, Panama via Thrifty. I went to their website, panamathrifty.com, and put in the desired information (mid sized car, start/end dates, etc...) and was delivered ...
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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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What are some tips and tricks for finding the cheapest flight when luggage and other fees are not revealed until far into the booking process?

I'm finding it ever more frustrating recently to compare and find the truly cheapest flights. Flight search engines are more and more useless as airlines game the system increasingly to list low ...
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Which major US bank chains have the lowest ATM fees for foreign cardholders?

I'm in the USA right now and would like to get some more cash with my non-US ATM card. However, a random sampling of ATMs at large banks (Wells Fargo, Citibank) has shown ATM fees in the $5-6 range, ...
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Medicare Plan B penalty for late enrolment [migrated]

I have dual citizenship for the UK and US and have full insurance coverage with the NHS in the UK and also have Medicare plan A. I have pensions in both countries. I will be moving back to the US ...
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Does stop over flight cancellation charges twice of normal charges? [Thai Airlines]

While I am booking for Thai Airlines, I have searches for few others also, but could not come to any conclusion. Travelling from A->B with stopover in bangkok. Same PNR, etc. The T&C just says "...
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Is the change fee deducted from fare credit?

Earlier this year I had to cancel a non-refundable flight (6 tickets) on United. We were told that they would hold the fare value as a credit for 12 months, but that if we wanted to use that credit ...
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When taking the ferry from Shimonoseki, Japan to Busan, Korea, how much will I need in cash-only fees?

Seven years ago I took ferries between Japan and Korea about six times, and I'm looking at taking the ferry again. I seem to recall that even when paying for the ferry ticket in cash that there is ...
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Charge for Flight Date Change

Im having trouble understanding the rules. Does that mean changing the return flight will be Eur 90 or free? Cause 4. 1/ states free of charge... Im assuming in case of class change, Ill simply pay ...
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Renting car in Mexico, are there any hidden fees on the online fares?

I am considering to rent a car in México and found some reasonable fares online. I saw a couple of videos though that mentioned that to those prices a fee was added when picking the car. Apparently ...
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Cheaper Frontier flights at the airport?

Similar to Spirit, it seems Frontier charges a fee for using their website and call center, they call this "Carrier Interface Charge [CIC]." This fee is waived if you buy tickets at the airport. They ...
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Uk visa in transit [closed]

My husband and I applied for a Visa in transit. We applied seperately but when we had to pay online our amount for our visas was different. Is it possible to pay different amounts for the same visas?
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Book multiple flights with Ryanair and save on Administration Fee

I need to book 2 different flights with Ryanair, but if I book them separately I have to pay GBP 6 as administration fees because I'm paying with a Visa Debit (and most cards are charged GBP 6). I can ...
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Is there a reliable compilation of ATM fees in Spain or elsewhere?

A web search for ATM fees in Spain gets lots of hits, but the vast majority provide two inconsistent false claims. One is that the fee is charged by my (US) bank, not by the bank that owns the ATM. ...
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Lufthansa 48 hour reservation with Price Guarantee

I used the Lufthansa 48 hour reservation with Price Guarantee option on the Lufthansa website yesterday. I then decided to go ahead with the booking and completed and paid for the flight on the same ...
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Will I still be charged a cancellation fee from a hotel if I've already paid for my night in full?

I booked a night at a hotel on booking.com and have already paid the reservation in full which is £153. I can't make it anymore due to a family emergency. The booking.com email said that I will have ...
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Is Ontario Parks waiving admission fees for a day in 2019? [closed]

This website asseverates that July 19 2019 is "Ontario Parks Free Use Day", but has Ontario Parks officially blazoned this?
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Can I avoid the Air Asia processing fee by buying a ticket in person?

For buying a ticket online via most methods (incl debit MasterCard/Visa), Air Asia charges a processing fee of around US$5. I'm looking at an itinerary with two legs that they won't sell as a single ...
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Easyjet multiple hold bags maximum weight

EDIT: All went well: it was indeed 60 kg. I am trying figure out if EasyJet gives misleading details or I have been given incorrect information. I am moving country and I booked for 3 suitcases. I ...
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visa fee refund [closed]

I wonder if you can advise me whether I can get a refund on my family visa fees. I hold ILR under tier 2 scheme and applied for my family (3 persons) visa under PBS Dependant visa. They charged every ...
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Are there still any ATMs in Japan that don't charge fees for withdrawing with a foreign card?

I just got back to Japan for the first time in five years. I seem to recall that that some ATMs here don't accept foreign cards, some do but charge a fee, and some do and charge no fee. I'm 100% ...
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Can I reschedule a Non refundable international Flight ticket (AirFrance+Jet Airways; Barcelona-Pairs-India) with minimal additional charges?

I'm traveling from Barcelona back to India in August. The following are my flight details, as I'd planned this trip long back- I'd gone ahead and booked a non refundable ticket (which was the only one ...
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UK - Accidentally applied for passport renewal instead of new [closed]

I applied for a British renewal passport online by mistake instead of new British passport. I have already paid online for it and received my declaration pack. What can I do to rectify this error? Is ...
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Cheaper Sun Country flights at the airport?

Other US ULCC airlines Spirit, Frontier, and Allegiant all charge fees for using their websites and call centers. These fees are waived when purchasing at the airport so they can claim it's an ...
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It it possible to avoid kiwi.com's automatic online check-in and instead do it manually by yourself?

I have a WestJet Flight LGW-YYC that I booked using kiwi.com. WestJet offers free seat selection with the online check-in on their homepage (see their FAQ at " Can I still select my seat if I don't ...
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Lowest fee ATMs in Argentina?

With the dollar blue rate largely now matching the official rate, are there any ATMs in Argentina that do not charge excessive fees on foreign cards? Which Argentine banks do not charge any fees for ...
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Legal aspects of adding myself to a transferred America The Beautiful Annual Pass

America The Beautiful Annual Pass can be owned/signed by "two pass owners that do not have to be related or married". That is why there are a lot of valid passes with only one signature on eBay. ...
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Indian ATMs limits and charges for foreign cards [closed]

I am travelling to India and generally when I travel I don't exchange money. I just have a couple of UK bank accounts with banks that do not charge anything when withdrawing money abroad, passing the ...
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Can I buy another flight from another airline and travel to the same place before the registered flight? [closed]

I want to know if I can buy a flight before the scheduled flight. I have a reserved flight, I want to know if I can buy another flight to the same destination (italy) without any problem. I want to ...
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Do i have to pay visa fees again for a new DS 160 form?

When i arrive at the embassy, i was told that i have not completed my DS 160 form. I returned home and tried to complete it but i could not retrieve the file from the internet. I have completed ...
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Cheaper Spirit flights at the airport?

Spirit Airlines flights are apparently cheapest to book at the airport. You still have to book in advance for the best fares, so it means making an extra trip to the airport. What I've read seems to ...
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Courier Fee for UK visa when all family members apply separately

We are a family of six and are applying for a visa to visit the UK. We were told to do separate application per family member, linked by inputing the primary GWF number in other applications. As we ...
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How to get a Student ID card with picture for Swedish teenagers not yet attending university

In several countries (e.g. Egypt and India) many venues (e.g. museums) have substantial discounts for "students". How carefully the student status is checked varies greatly, but at many places the ...
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Do I need to pay the visa fee separately for all of my party? [duplicate]

I am a Nigerian applying for a UK Visa for me & my wife & my daughter. I have already finished my UK Visa application and paid the fee, but on registering with TLSContact Process, i saw the ...
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Condor checked baggage fees with connecting flights to USA

I am looking into one-way flight from Europe to the USA. I have found a flight with 2 connecting flights, using Google Flights (it would book it from Condor): POZ -> FRA (Lufthansa) FRA -> VYR (...
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What do I put here?

I'm applying for a passport and I'm unsure of what to put for this section. It's 160 for a 10 year passport, plus it says there's a 25$ fee. So do I just put 185?
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Got a “Ticket” for not paying for gasoline [closed]

I got a ticket in Germany for not paying for a tank of gas. The cashier didn't understand that I had gas to pay for, and just charged us for the snacks I brought to the cashier. I didn't notice the ...
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Is every museum in Washington DC free to visit?

I want to know that if I want to go to the museums in Washington DC, Is it free to enter? Or there is any fee ?
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How to link family-members on SENTRI application

I am in the process of applying for SENTRI passes for my family (myself, wife, 4 children). On this CBP help page it says: Application Fee: $25.00 per person (or a maximum of $50.00 for husband, ...
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What happens if a Filipino/Australian overstays in the Philippines?

I have overstayed my 1-year Balikbayan privilege (1 year free visa) because my passport expired while I was in the Philippines. I was born here and have had a previous Philippines passport but have ...
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Take a new unpacked box of iPhone XS to India from US [duplicate]

I'm traveling to India and my friend is asking me to bring a new unopened iPhone XS to India for him. I'll have a 2 hour layover at Dubai and then I'll reach Delhi. Can I take an unopened box of a new ...
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What is the process for withdrawing money at the counter of a Thai bank with a foreign ATM/debit/credit card?

It turns out that Thailand now has some of the highest international ATM fees in the world! ฿220 baht ($6.50 USD, €5.70 EUR, $8.30 AUD) In searching the internet for info on how to avoid or minimize ...
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Canada Visitor Visa - VAC fees

I applied to Canada visitor visa online and paid CAD$100 fees. Now they are asking me to send the passport to Los Angeles processing center. The website says to pay VAC fees, if applicable. Do I need ...
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About UK visa fee refund

I applied online visa application to UK. I'm from Sri Lanka. Yesterday I cancelled appointment. So I change my mind. I will not face visa appoinment. Now my question is how I get my refund? It's USD ...
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How can I avoid Airbnb's sneaky 3% foreign currency fee?

I've recently discovered Airbnb silently overcharges their customers by converting each transaction into their local currency: If you’re paying in a currency different from the default currency of ...
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How do “Early Departure Fees” work when booking a Starwood hotel?

How do "Early Departure Fees" work exactly? If I booked a room for 4 nights, and I want to leave after 2 nights, and I have pre-paid for the 4 nights, will I still be charged early departure fees? ...
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American renting car in UK

We're planning a road trip to the UK next month and have a couple of questions. I tried calling Budget at Heathrow but couldn't get through to speak with a person. Q1: I did rent a car in Leeds from ...
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Which car rental companies do not charge for additional drivers (in London)?

I'm renting a car for 4 weeks. The additional driver charges are pretty high at Hertz and Alamo (which I've checked so far). Some companies don't charge though (I hear). Which?
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Fall asleep in terminal and miss connection fight: recover change fee

I recently was returning from a trip from Europe and missed a connection flight because I fell asleep in the terminal. I showed up to the gate about 10 minutes after it closed. This was my own fault ...
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Interstate Karnataka Tamul Nadu permit charges

We are planning to visit Trichunapalli from Bangalore. We will be going by a 36 seater mini bus. What will be the inter state permit charges to be paid at the Hosur check post?