Questions tagged [fees-and-charges]

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 When departing from Montevideo there's a 44 USD departure fee (according to various other sources which seem outdated it may be ...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