Service Notice: Airline fuel surcharges add to ticket prices Beginning February 1, 2000, when you purchase an airline ticket by any method, you will probably be paying a slightly increased price as a result of a surcharge that most major airlines have added to their fares. The surcharge is a response to rising fuel costs, and (depending on the airline) it will add from US$4 to US$20 to the price of your roundtrip ticket.
When the surcharge applies
When you use the Expedia.com Flight Wizard to purchase tickets for travel taking place on or after February 1, the surcharge will be included in the fare quote you see and in the amount that is charged to your credit card. The same surcharge would apply if you purchased your ticket through any other source, online or elsewhere.
In addition, if you initiate a change to your ticket for an outbound flight on or after February 1, that ticket also will be subject to the surcharge, whether you make the change through Expedia.com or any other means.
If you bought a ticket before February 1 for travel on or after that date, you will not have to pay the additional fee.
Surcharge missing from some fare quotes
We'd like to point out, however, that you will see fares that do not include the fuel surcharge when you use certain other Expedia.com flight shopping features to preview or compare ticket prices. The features that do not reflect the surcharge are:
We know airfare changes and surcharges can be a little confusing, so if you have further questions, please call our Customer Support Center at 1 (800) EXPEDIA.