Questions tagged [fees-and-charges]

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Does Qatar Airways have a no-show fee in case a passenger misses a flight (assuming the passenger only purchased a flight ticket and nothing else)?

https://www.qatarairways.com/tradepartner/en/bookingnticketing/Penalties-and-Charges.html states: No-Show Charge: The charge made by reason of the failure of a passenger to use reserved accommodation,...
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Does any train or bus company charge a no-show fee, or is that fee specific to some airlines? [closed]

Airlines sometimes have a no-show fee in case someone pays for a flight ticket but doesn't show up to the flight. I don't recall seeing such a fee for trains or buses. Does any train or bus company ...
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Is it possible to visit Park Guell in Barcelona for free?

I have read on different websites that it's possible to visit the park for free if you go there early morning, before they open something. I have two question related to this: In June 2021, will it ...
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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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Where does the typical 23kg/32kg limit for checked in luggage for international flights come from?

23kg/32kg is the typical limit for checked in luggage for international flights: 23kg free of charge, 32kg if willing to pay. Where do these limits come from?
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If a flight ticket indicates that the maximum luggage weight is “50 lb/23kg”, is the limit 50lb or 23kg?

23kg = 50.7 lb. I know that typically the check-in counter agents would allow check-in luggage to be above 1 lb the maximum free authorized weight, but just in case some agent decides to strictly ...
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How do the Express Lanes in California know how many occupants a car using the express lane contains?

In this answer by Zach Lipton, it is mentioned that the price of using the express lane in California depends (mirror) on the number of occupants that the vehicle contains: How do the Express Lanes ...
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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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Can one cancel the return flight with Qatar Airways and if so, what is the fee?

https://www.qatarairways.com/en/travel-with-confidence.html (mirror) states: [Applicable for tickets issued up to 30 April 2021.] You also have the option to refund the unutilised value of your ...
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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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Does the introduction of paid fast lane as replacement of the carpool lane increase or decrease the traffic speed? [closed]

I have noticed that on several (all?) highways in the Bay Area in California, US, carpool lanes are being replaced by paid fast lane (typically payable via FasTrak). This made me wonder: Does the ...
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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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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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What’s the point of flight ticket cancellation charges?

Many airlines sell tickets with fare rules that include a “cancellation penalty” if the ticket were to be cancelled prior to departure. It seems to me that this mostly applies to the economy class ...
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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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Given a path driven in the US, how can I get the list of websites where I can pay the toll fees incurred during the drive?

Given a path driven in the United States, how can I get the list of websites where I can pay the toll fees incurred during the drive? E.g. https://www.bayareafastrak.org/en/tolls/ggb-pay-online.shtml ...
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Seat change on Easy Jet

I have changed my flight with Easy Jet to May 2021. I paid to be seated on my original flight Nov 2020, but have been charged again for the same seats on my new flight. Is this correct?
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What are the hidden fees for using booking.com

Trying to book a hotel using booking.com it states that "Additional charges may apply" What are those charges? How to calculate them? Do I have to Pay them in cash?
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Is there a time limit on current easyJet's rebooking fees (0€)? [closed]

EasyJet is not currently charging for rebooking fees due to the uncertainty with COVID-19. You still need to pay the fare difference. This is in the case where the traveller who has a valid ticket ...
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Have airlines changed their fees to reduce the average number of layovers passengers have in response to the COVID-19 pandemic?

Airfares are known not to minimize the average number of legs passengers take. E.g., flying A -> B or A -> C can be more expensive than flying A -> C -> B. In these times of pandemic, ...
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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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Anyone know what a Wizzair System surcharge is?

Looks like it is a charge for using their automated systems. This seems pretty strange since I thought that was what the administration charge is for. https://wizzair.com/en-gb/information-and-...
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Waiving the fees for extension of stay ( I-539) for visitors who are stuck in USA [closed]

My parents who are currently here in the US for visiting are not able to go back due to covid-19 flight cancellations. Hence I would have to file for extension, but why is the fees not being waived as ...
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Can a booking agency (rightfully) deduct a fee for refunding cancelled flights?

A person had their flights cancelled and was told by the airline to seek a refund from the booking agency (RCG). RCG said they'll charge an admin fee of SEK 399 (whereas the booking cost SEK 640) Is ...
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Cancellation Fee [closed]

have booked the flight from Kathmandu to Sydney on Malaysian Airlines. Now, I would like to cancel the flight amid Coronavirus fear. Could anyone suggest how much will be the cancellation charge or if ...
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German 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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What are the rules around medical care costs for visitors to the USA who contract Coronavirus?

What would be the situation for a visitor should they contract Covid-19 and require hospitalisation whilst in the US? Would it be classed as an emergency or secondary care? Does the US provide ...
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Why is the airport tax at some airport charged outside the airfare ticket but instead must be paid at the airport? [closed]

Why is the airport tax at some airport charged outside the airfare ticket but instead must be paid at the airport? Example from Uyuni airport in Bolivia where the airport tax is 11 BOB per passenger:
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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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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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Discount on Petra Entrance Fees or Jordan Visa Fees if I spend 2 nights in Jordan

I will be flying in to Aqaba and spending 2 nights/3 days in Jordan, including visiting Petra. I will be leaving Jordan via the Wadi Araba Crossing to Eilat. I have heard that there are discounts for ...
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What are the hidden fees of a cruise?

I just booked my first cruise. The costs were unexpectedly low. But I hear they make their money elsewhere. I expect drinks to be a big factor of that, but my ticket comes with unlimited alcoholic ...
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Going to Cabrillo National Monument by bus

Google Maps show that one can go by bus 84 to Cabrillo National Monument past the fee station. How does one pay the entrance fee? Does the bus stop at the fee station and then proceed further?
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Lufthansa 48h guarantee fare

I have a problem with Lufthansa. I have booked a flight with them using the 48h Fare guarantee. The price of my trip was 889 eur total. Then, as I was still discussing with my wife the trip I have ...
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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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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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Is there any ATM at Lima airport (Jorge Chavez International Airport, LIM) that doesn't charge any fee?

Is there any ATM at (Jorge Chavez International Airport, LIM) that doesn't charge any fee? I saw many Global Net ATMs at the international terminal (baggage claim area) but they charge a pretty high ...
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Entering Zion by shuttle vs. by car for a group of 5 people

I'm reading about the Shuttle System in Zion. As far as I understand, there are two types of shuttles. The first one gets you from Springdale to Zion Park Fee Collection Office, and the second ...
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Who checks whether one has paid the Bagan Entry Fee, and in which location(s) such checks are performed?

Non-Burmese citizens visiting Bagan, Myanmar have to pay the Bagan Entry Fee (25k kyats in November 2019, a.k.a. tourist fee or Bagan Archaeological Zone fee). The fee may be paid, for example, at the ...
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As a non-Burmese citizen, do I have to pay the Bagan Entry Fee when I exit Nyaung-U Airport (NYU), or does that depend on where I am heading to?

As a non-Burmese citizen, do I have to blindly pay the Bagan Entry Fee (25k kyats in November 2019, a.k.a. tourist fee or Bagan Archaeological Zone fee) when I exit Nyaung-U Airport (NYU) (near Bagan, ...
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Where can I find the upper bound price for checked-in luggage for Sky Airline when purchased at the airport counter?

Where can I find the upper bound price for checked-in luggage for Sky Airline when purchased at the airport counter? https://www.skyairline.com/english/price-list (mirror) just gives a lower bound (e....
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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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Do I need to pay the package transmission fee (Canadian visa)?

I submitted biometrics at a Canadian ASC (not VAC) in the US and I received a letter asking me to submit the passport to a VAC. (In particular, I paid a biometrics fee of 85 CAD) This page says to ...
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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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Charged for fuel surcharge after re-booking a flight. Fair?

I booked a flight from Seattle to Paris for June 10th with Air France, but realized I could not make the flight. I called the customer service of the airline because I wanted to re-book my flight, ...
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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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Is the true price for a Cambodia visa on arrival for an Australian citizen $30 USD or $37 USD (or 1,500 THB)?

I just crossed from Thailand to Cambodia today at Koh Kong. I'd done my research and expected the visa-on-arrival to cost $30 USD. WikiTravel and WikiVoyage vary a little. One says $30 or $35 for a ...
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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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How to get a UK visa refund

I applied online for a visa application to the UK. I'm from Sri Lanka. Yesterday I cancelled the appointment, I changed my mind. I will not go to the visa appointment. Now my question is how I get my ...
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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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