Information on Air Fees & Taxes

Jan 10, 2018

Please read the following carefully. This overview has been prepared to give you an idea of what additional fees and taxes may apply when booking a deal listed on Travelzoo.

Government Fees & Taxes

Department of Transportation (DOT) rules mandate that pricing on travel that includes airfare – flights, air-inclusive vacations and cruises – must display the total cost, including government taxes and mandatory fees.

Government taxes on flights may include the following:

Passenger Facility Charges: Passenger Facility Charges (PFCs) of up to $18 USD may apply depending upon the itinerary chosen. Prices can be as low as $4.50.

Federal Excise Tax:  A federal excise tax of 7.5% is charged on airfare.

Segment Fee:  A segment fee of up to $4.00 USD does apply per flight segment. A flight segment is defined as one takeoff and one landing.

September 11th Security Fee:  A September 11th Security Fee of $5.60 USD applies per one-way flight. Additional $5.60 fee(s) can be assessed if the trip itinerary includes a layover or stopover of longer than four hours domestically, or 12 hours internationally or to/from Alaska and Hawaii.

U.S. or International Departure and Arrival Charges:  U.S. or international government imposed taxes and fee of up to $200.00 USD may apply depending upon the itinerary chosen.

Additional Fees

The below fees may be incurred depending on reservation method, itinerary or other factors:

Baggage Fees:  Airlines may charge an additional fee for checked or carry-on bags. These fees are set by individual airlines and can range from $15-$200 per flight segment. Airlines also may charge fees for any overweight (typically over 50 pounds) or oversize bags of up to $450 for international flights. See the individual airlines' websites for more information.

Click on the links below for baggage and fee information from each respective airline:

Domestic Airlines

International Airlines

Shipping & Handling Fees:  Some travel companies or their agents may impose shipping and/or handling fees if you request paper tickets or for certain types of transactions.

Service Fee:  Companies listing offers on Travelzoo may charge a service fee and/or a booking fee for certain methods of reservations.

Itinerary Changes/Cancellations/Refunds:  Itinerary changes, if permitted for the fare, may have a change fee of up to $500.00 USD that will vary by market, carrier and specific fare rule. The change fee can sometimes include the price difference in airfares, if you’re changing to a date where the fare is higher.

Visa Fees:  Charges for attaining a tourist visa from countries outside the United States are generally not included in vacation, cruise or flight package pricing. Please check with the travel provider or Department of State for more information.

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