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Extra payments added to the base price for any reason.

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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 When departing from Montevideo there's a 44 USD departure fee (according to various other sources which seem outdated it may be ...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?
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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 ...