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Taxes and fees vary based on the airport you arrive/depart from/to, the airports you connect to, and the country you’re travelling to and from, as outlined below.
For domestic flights, the following taxes and fees may be added:
- Airport Improvement Fees (AIF) and Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) are generally collected by WestJet at the time of booking.
- GST/HST/QST: Where applicable, these taxes are collected on flights and services provided in Canada. Generally, where the travel originates in the United States or the journey includes an international origin or destination, these taxes do not apply.
- Air Travellers Security Charge (ATSC) is generally collected on all flights originating in Canada (other than connecting flights).
For travel to and from the United States, the following taxes and fees may be added:
U.S. September 11th Security Fee, U.S. Customs User Fee, U.S. Passenger Facility Charge (PFC), U.S. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Fee (APHIS fee), U.S. Domestic Transportation Tax (Buffer tax), U.S. Immigration User Fee, U.S. International Transportation Tax (Point of sale tax), and U.S. Flight Segment Tax.
For international destinations, the following taxes and fees may be added:
Local governments and other authorities may impose certain departure taxes or fees. Some of these charges are collected by WestJet at the time of booking; others may be collected by the authority upon arrival or departure at the airport.
From time to time, our Guests may incur personal expenses which are a direct result of an unsatisfactory delivery of passenger transportation and/or related ancillary services. This may include hotel accommodations, charges for communications, ground transfer services or meals other than those served on board an aircraft. On a case by case basis, WestJet may determine in its sole discretion whether to reimburse the Guest’s expenses. The Guest will be required to provide receipts as proof of the expense incurred. If WestJet elects to reimburse the Guest, a portion of the amount paid is on account of tax. This policy is not intended to supersede, or conflict with, requirements under applicable passenger protection regulations.