Booking International with points.

Old Dec 3, 19, 1:21 pm
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Booking International with points.

I seem to recall issues when trying to get a refund on the taxes with these reservations. Is that still the case? If I book with points and pay the tax, is the tax fully refundable, or is it held for future use?

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Old Dec 4, 19, 3:57 pm
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Everytime I had to pay the taxes and fees. Never heard of it being refunded
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Old Dec 4, 19, 4:09 pm
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Originally Posted by hanly2 View Post
Everytime I had to pay the taxes and fees. Never heard of it being refunded
So, when you cancelled an international flight, they kept all the taxes and fees?

Were you able to use them for future flights?
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Old Dec 4, 19, 4:12 pm
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I had to cancel an international RR ticket 5 months ago and got every RR point back and all monies refunded. Just try that on any other airline!

Rapid Rewards® Points
Payment Amount: 35,568
Base Fare $0.00
U.S. Transportation Tax $0.00
Animal and plant health inspection fee $3.96
US Immigration and Naturalization user fee $7.00
US customs User Fee $5.77
U.S. 9/11 Security Fee $11.20
International Airport Transportation Tax $43.53
International Transportation Tax $0.00
Tourism Tax $29.23
Total$100.69

Refund Amount: $100.69
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Old Dec 5, 19, 12:56 am
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Originally Posted by Tanic View Post
I had to cancel an international RR ticket 5 months ago and got every RR point back and all monies refunded. Just try that on any other airline!
Hoping that was a Wanna Get Away fare? If so, that is exactly what I was looking for, thank you.
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Old Dec 5, 19, 7:52 am
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Originally Posted by tatterdema View Post
Hoping that was a Wanna Get Away fare? If so, that is exactly what I was looking for, thank you.
WGA yes.
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