Taxes refunded when Canceling a Flt

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Nov 4th, 2014, 04:48 PM
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Taxes refunded when Canceling a Flt

I have to cancel a UA flt for medical reasons. I know UA will issue a voucher and then charge me a change fee when I rebook. What about all the fees and taxes? Can they be refunded to me directly or to my credit card?
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Nov 5th, 2014, 04:01 AM
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Wise of you to cancel the fit. I hope the airline appreciates your thoughtfullness and refunds fees and taxes promptly.
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Nov 5th, 2014, 08:56 AM
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I would expect the fees & taxes to be refunded to the original form of payment, that is, if they are refundable.
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Nov 5th, 2014, 09:27 AM
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i guess my question is, are they refundable? one UA person said, no, they aren't. i thought they were.
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Nov 5th, 2014, 06:51 PM
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When I have cancelled flights on AA, the taxes were refunded.
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Nov 5th, 2014, 09:54 PM
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I have never heard of treating the taxes and fees as separate from the ticket when allowing a change.
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Nov 6th, 2014, 08:14 PM
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Taxes and fuel surcharges go with the fare.

The only times I've heard of people TRYING to get back the taxes are when they're on NON-REFUNDABLE tickets and they need to forfeit the tickets. Not trying to change or switch, but straight out forfeit them. And results vary.
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Nov 7th, 2014, 05:25 AM
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thanks, that's what i needed to know.
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Nov 7th, 2014, 08:03 AM
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Sorry, my taxes/fees refund was for a cancelled flight using award miles. Miles were redeposited for a fee but taxes/fees were refunded. Sorry for misunderstanding.
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Nov 7th, 2014, 09:00 AM
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Taxes and fees are ONLY applicable when you FLY. If you don't fly, there are no taxes or fees to be paid. Therefore, they should be refunded in the same way as the airline's flight cost is. But not separately which is what it sounds to me like you want to happen.
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Nov 7th, 2014, 12:27 PM
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Some taxes are non refundable, whether you fly or not. That's why the results vary.
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Nov 7th, 2014, 03:23 PM
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What taxes are non-refundable in what country if you do not in fact recieve the service/product paid for Odin? Airport use tax, fuel surcharge, greenhouse gas tax, ales tax, what?

If you buy a jacket in Odin-Land and then return it for a refund, do they not refund the tax? I'd like to see a link to something saying a tax is non-refundable.
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