I searched elsewhere and the info I found was 5 years old. Can you get AA to refund taxes and fees on a canceled trip? I'm not talking about dropping a leg off a trip, I mean canceling the entire thing. For example, $1000 Non refundable fare plus $250 fees taxes I understand that I lose the 1000 (or get 1000-150 back via voucher if I cancel in time) but what about the 250? OK so the 7.5% Federal Excise Tax is like a sales tax so that gets paid whether you fly or not. But the vast majority of the rest of it is actual per pax fees for physically being there, i.e. 9/11 fee, other security fees, country per pax landing fees, airport fees, UK's luxury tax for departures, etc. AA doesn't pay this if I don't actually fly, so can't I get it back? When something changes on a trip with 6 people this can be a LOT of money. Doesn't seem right that AA should pocket this. After all, if I had flown they would not be able to keep it anyway, it wasn't theirs to begin with, and they rightly already have a $150 fee in place for their trouble.