Fees

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  1. Gaby78

    Gaby78 New Member

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    Hi,
    I have a question regarding using your reward points.
    I'm new to this so this might be a noob question... however, here it is:
    Can you book a flight without paying fees in addition to using your rewards? Whenever I try to calculate the price in miles for some program, it gives me the price in miles, but at the end, there's $XXX to pay in fees.

    So, is there any reward program where you don't need to pay for fees when booking a flight?

    Thank you
     
  2. cvsara
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    Nope - TSA and Homeland Security is always paid. AKA - fees. The only other fees would be if you selected E+, or something similar at booking.
     
  3. HaveMilesWillTravel
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    Really depends on the airline and program. Consider, for example, the "fuel surcharge" scam that BA is running...
     
  4. cvsara
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    I was thinking US flights only.
     
  5. HaveMilesWillTravel
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    No fuel surcharges from US based programs yet, I think.

    There may be close-in booking fees,
     
  6. Wandering Aramean
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    DL has them on some itineraries/partners. So does AA when flying on BA metal.
     
  7. Counsellor
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    If I'm not mistaken, those are not applied on domestic (US) flights.

    However, some foreign programs (e.g., Flying Blue) have been known to try to apply them on US domestic award flights flown by a partner US carrier (e.g., Delta). This is particularly egregious IMHO considering Delta doesn't get the surcharge, and FB does nothing but issue the ticket (which usually doesn't cost a lot of fuel to issue). :rolleyes:
     
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