Transportation

Airlines Telephone Numbers
  
   
Alitalia2222-6138 
American Airlines2248-9010 
Continental2296-4911 
Copa2221-0724 
Delta2257-2992 
Iberia2223-5685 
KLM2220-4119 
LACSA2668-1017 
Martinair2232-3246 
Mexicana2257-6334 
TACA2222-1756 
United2220-4844 
Varig2290-5222 
   
Airport Phone Numbers
  
San Jose, SJO2441-8008 
Liberia, LIR2666-0695 

  
Car Rentals Phone Numbers & Websites

  
Alamo2242-7733www.alamocostarica.com
Avis2666-7585www.avis.co.cr
Dollar2257-0671www.dollarcostarica.com
Economy2299-9000www.economyrentacar.com
Hertz2221-1818www.costaricarentacar.net
Hola2520-0100www.hola.net
National2242-7878www.natcar.com
Prego2257-1158www.pregorentacar.com


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Airline fee charts 
13 jul 2009 02:14 AM 
Autor ileanamo

Airline fee charts

Here we list some of the various fees that airlines use to line their coffers while they continue to keep many airfares ridiculously low. These fees are subject to change and you should always contact the airline directly before planning a trip to be absolutely certain what they'll be charging you. We do our best to keep these charts up to date.

Frequent Flyer Fees

It used to be that free frequent flyer tickets were really free. But not anymore. Not only are airlines increasing the number of miles required, but they're constantly adding new fees for issuing tickets, changing them, not using them, requesting them on short notice, and flying confirmed same day stand by.

As usual, the airline with the fewest fees in this regard is Southwest. Southwest issues frequent flyer awards as soon as you earn them and you have up to a year to use the award. If an award has expired, you can pay $50 to extend its validity up to one additional year as long as the award isn't more than one year past its original validity.

In addition to the fees listed here, you can expect to pay taxes, passenger facility charges, and the September 11 security fee, along with other government imposed surcharges. And if you're flying internationally with a child age 2 or under, even if it's sitting in your lap, you may be hit with a charge of 10% of your fare plus even fuel surcharges, and that's even if you're traveling on a "free" ticket (on a business class ticket to Australia, that might make you think twice about flying "free").

Fees listed were accurate at time of posting but can change at any moment, and probably will. Keep in mind, too, that depending on your frequent flyer membership level, some of these fees may not apply to you, or they may be lower than shown. Updated June 4, 2009.

 Airline Program

Standard Processing fee

Phone or in person fee

“Close in” Processing fee

Redeposit/
Change fee

Confirmed same day standby

Mileage reactivation

 

AirTran A+ Rewards (888-898-4782)

$0

$10 otherwise

$0

$60

N/A

N/A

 

Alaska Mileage Plan (800-252-7522)

$25 on partner airlines

 $15 for reservations over the phone (mileage

award levels are the same over the phone and on the internet)

$0

$0 if canceled or changed within 24 hours
from booking.

 Otherwise $100 each time a change is made on Super Saver and
Choice awards.

 Change fee does not apply to Full Flex award in Coach and First
class.

Standby is allowed on the same day of travel at the airport ticket counter
only on both the outbound and return portion of a ticket.


Standby is also permitted on one way awards.

$75 for one year

 

American AAdvantage
(800-882-8880)

$5, or up to $150 to upgrade awards on most discounted domestic fares, up to $600 for foreign routes

$20 by phone, $30 in person

20 to 7 days prior: $50; 6 days to 2 hours: $100

Redeposit: $150 for first ticket, $25 each for additional tickets on same account; Change: $150 (MileSAAver tickets only; no fee if only date or time is changed)

$35

$50 per 5000 miles plus $30 fee

 

Continental OnePass
(800.621.7467)

$0 (up to $300 RT for non elites to upgrade to domestic first; up to $1000 to upgrade to international businessElite)

$25 by phone (airport booking not allowed)

20 days or fewer prior: $75 (less for Platinum)

$50 $150 ($0 for Platinum)

Not allowed on OnePass tickets

N/A

 

Delta SkyMiles
(800-323-2323)

$0

additional $25 for partner airline award

$25 $20

8-20 days prior: $75; 4-7 days: $100; 3 or fewer days: $150 (waived for Platinum members)

Changes: $150 if 3 or fewer days before dep; $100 4-7 days; $75 8-20 days; $0 21 days or more prior to dep; Redeposit: $100; most fees waived for Platinum members

$50 (waived for Gold/Platinum)

N/A

 

Frontier Early Returns (866-263-2759)

$25 $0

$25

 14 days or fewer: $75 $0

$75

Passenger pays  the difference between their original ticket and the new ticket at its price that day

$50 1 - 4,999 miles
$100
 5,000 - 19,999 miles
$200 20,000 - 49,999 miles
$300 50,000 - 99,999 miles
$400 100,000 or more miles

 

JetBlue TrueBlue (800- 538-2583)

$0 (N/A award sent automatically when earned)

$10 by phone

N/A

Change: $100; Redeposit fee: N/A (unused awards are forfeited)

$40

N/A

 

Northwest WorldPerks
(800-447-3757)

$0

$20 by phone; $40 $45 in person

Waived for Platinum and Gold Elite members.

See Delta

Redeposit: $50 $100; Change: $50 $100(includes travel date, time, origin, destination, and other changes)

 

The award ticket reissue and redeposit fee for Platinum Elite members will be waived for any two reservations per year. Platinum Elite members will be charged $50 for any additional award ticket changes.

$50

N/A

 

Southwest Rapid Rewards (800-435-9792)

N/A (reward sent automatically

N/A (reward sent automatically)

N/A

$0

$0 (if fare has increased, passenger must pay difference)

$50 (for awards that have been expired for fewer than 24 months)

 

Spirit Airlines Free Spirit

N/A (online only)

N/A (online only)

N/A (requests must be made at least 7 days prior to travel); Mileage discounts for tickets booked 21 or more days in advance of travel

Redeposit: $70; Change: $70 if more than 7 days from departure; not permitted within 7 days

 

N/A

 

United MileagePlus (800-421-4655)

$0 (eff. July 1, 2009, Jan 12, 2010, up to $50 from most discounted fares to upgrade on domestic routes; up to $500 RT on international routes)

 $25 by phone, $30 in person

Under 6 days: $100; 7-20 days: $75

$150 (route change or redeposit); $75 change of flight number or travel date only within 7-20 prior to departure; $100 6 days or less prior; free otherwise

Domestic: $150; International $150-$250

.125 cents per mile plus $25 fee

 

US Airways Dividend Miles (800-428-4322)

$25 domestic, $35 Mexico/Caribbean, $40 international

$25 by phone, $30 in person ($40 for international tickets excl. Canada)

$50 online, $75 otherwise

$150 domestic, $250 international

$25

$50-$400

 

Virgin America elevate (877.359.8474)

$0

 

 

Redeposit: not allowed

 $75

 N/A

 

 

Checked Bag Fees

Here we list, airline by airline, fees for checked bags on major US airlines. These fees are for domestic economy class travel (which in some cases includes Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands, and Canada) only and may be higher on international flights. 

There are all kinds of exceptions to these fees, especially for certain classes of frequent flyers and military personnel. These fees are cumulative and are double for round-trip travel. They are subject to change and were accurate to the best of our knowledge as of April 23, 2009.

If you're a heavy packer, you'll want to fly with Airtran, Alaska, Frontier and Southwest, even if there's a cheaper fare on another ailrine.

 

Airline

First checked bag

Second checked bag

Additional bags

Overweight bags

Oversized bags

Airtran

 $0 $15

 $10 paid online, $20 at airport $25

 $50

 51-70 lbs (23-32kgs): $29 $39

71 to 99 lbs: $69 $79

62-70 total linear inches: $29 $39; 71-80 inches $69 $79

Alaska

 $0 ($15 if ticketed on or after May 1 for travel on or after July 7)

 $0 $25

3rd-6th bags: $100; 7th or more: $150

51-100 lbs: $50

 63-80 inches: $50; 81-115 inches: $75

American

 $15

 $25

Bags 3-5: $100; 6th or more: $200

51-70 lbs (23-32kgs): $50; 71-100 lbs: $100. These fees may be higher on international routes

63 inchesand over: $150

Continental

$15

 $25

 $75 nonstop/$100 connecting

51-70 lbs (23-32kgs): $50
Over 70 lbs not accepted.

63 inchesand over: $100

Delta

 $15

$25 ($50 starting July 1)

Third bag: $125; Bags 4 to 10 $200 each (For travel outside US, no fee for 2nd bag, $200 for 3rd bag,  $350 for 4th and 5th, $600 for bags 6-10).

51-70 lbs (23-32kgs): $90 ($150 for travel outside US)
71 to 100 lbs: $175 ($300 each outside US)

 63-80 total linear inches: $150 $175

Frontier

 $0 $15

 $25

 $50

51-100 lbs:    $75

63-80 inches: $75 

JetBlue

 $0

 $20

 $75

51-70 lbs: $50; 71-99 lbs: $100

63-80 inches: $75

Northwest

 See Delta

 See Delta

 See Delta

 See Delta

See Delta

Spirit

$19 online/$25 at airport

$25 (online or at airport)

Bags 3-5: $100 (online or at airport)

51-70 lbs: $50

71 to 99 lbs: $100

62-79 inches: $100; 80 inches and over: $150 

Southwest

 $0

$0

First additional bag: $25; bags 4-9: $50; 10 and more: $110

51-70 lbs: $25 $50; 71-100 lbs: $50

62-80 inches: $50

United

 $15

 $25 

 Bags 1-4: $125; 5th or more: $250

 $100

63-115 inches: $125

US Airways

$15 online, $5 more at check in

 $25, $5 more at check in

 Bags 3-9: $100

 51-70 lbs (23-32kgs): $50

71 to 99 lbs: $100

 62-80 total linear inches: $100