Taxes and Fees

For domestic travel within the Continental United States:

  • Passenger Facility Charges of up to $9.00 each way
  • September 11 Security Fees of up to $11.20 each way
  • Domestic Segment Tax of $4.10 per domestic segment (a segment is one take-off and landing).
  • U.S. government excise tax of $9.00 per departure for Alaska and Hawaii travel.
  • US domestic transportation tax of 7.5% of the base fare for travel within the Continental United States.


For travel between the United States and Mexico:

  • Mexican Tourism Tax of 306 MXN applies.
  • Airport Departure Tax (In'tl) ~ 408 MXN (frequently fluctuates)


For travel between the Continental United States and Puerto Rico:

  • Passenger Facility Charges of up to $9.00 each way
  • September 11 Security Fees of up to $11.20 each way
  • US Transportation Tax of $18.00 each way.

 

For travel between the United States and Cuba:

  • Cuban-required health insurance for US to Cuba (one-way) of $25.

 

For travel between the United States and international locations:

  • Passenger Facility Charges of up to $9.00 each way.
  • September 11 Security Fees of up to $11.20 each way on U.S. originating flights, and on the domestic leg of an international one-way trip originating outside the U.S.
  • US Transportation Tax of $18.00 each way
  • US Dept. of Agriculture APHIS User Fee of $3.96.
  • US Federal Inspection Fee of $7.00.
  • US Customs User Fee of $5.50.
  • Non-U.S. government taxes of up to $120.80 each way, excluding VAT (below).
  • For travel between the United States and Africa, carrier imposed surcharges of up to $304 each way


VAT of up to 18% of the base fare depending on international destination. Non-US Value Added Taxes based on itinerary are as follows:

 
Country of Originating travelVAT
Barbados 17.5% of base fare
Colombia 16% of Base Fare
Mexico 4% of Base Fare
Dominican Republic  18% of Base Fare
Costa Rica 5% of Base Fare
Saint Lucia 7.5% of Base Fare
Peru 18% of Base Fare
Haiti 10% of Base Fare
Trinidad 15% of Base Fare
South Africa 14% of Base Fare
Senegal 18% of Base Fare

 

When canceling one flight of an international itinerary, you may be subject to an increase in the amount of taxes owed.