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Segment Booking Policy

Married Segment Abuse Policy
Effective 01/01/2012

DOT Changes

Air Fares Taxes and Fees


Please read the following carefully.

Display of fares, taxes and fees in:

Advertising: Fares shown in off-site and on-site advertisements include the service fee described below that may apply and some, but not all, applicable taxes, charges and government-imposed fees.

Flight Cost Summary: On the Flight Cost Summary page, and all subsequent pages leading to a booking, airfare taxes, charges (including fuel surcharges), service fees, and government and airport authority fees are either included in the fare or itemized separately to provide a total trip cost.

Government and other authority taxes and fees:

September 11 Security Fee: A September 11 Security Fee of $2.50 USD applies per flight segment (maximum charge per trip--$5.00 USD one-way, $10.00 USD round-trip). A flight segment is defined as one takeoff and one landing.

Passenger Facility Charges: Passenger Facility Charges (PFCs) of up to $18.00 USD may apply, depending upon the itinerary chosen.

Federal Excise Tax: A 7.5% domestic tax applied to the airline base fare. The tax may be pro-rated for flights to/from the 48 contiguous U.S. states and Alaska and Hawaii, and some international destinations. A Travel Facilities Tax of $8.10 USD per direction also applies to flights to/from Alaska and Hawaii and the 48 contiguous U.S. states or between Alaska and Hawaii.

Federal Domestic Flight Segment Fee: A federal domestic flight segment fee of $3.70 USD applies per flight segment. A flight segment is defined as one takeoff and one landing.

U.S. or International Departure and Arrival Charges: U.S. or international departure and arrival charges of up to $200.00 USD may apply, depending upon the itinerary chosen.

Picasso fees:

Service Fee:

On changes to previously issued tickets that require new tickets to be issued, a $25.00 USD service fee will be charged by Picasso. Additional charges by the airline may apply.

The current maximum number of tickets per transaction is nine. Purchasing more than nine tickets begins a new transaction with its own fees. Picasso' service fee applies to both e-tickets and paper tickets. Our processing fee and if applicable, an airline-imposed paper ticket fee also apply to paper tickets.

Paper Ticket Processing Fee: Certain carriers charge a paper ticket fee of up to $50.00 USD per ticket for you to receive paper tickets, when electronic tickets are available. In addition, Picasso charges a processing fee of up to $25.00 USD per transaction for paper tickets. The current maximum number of tickets per transaction is nine. Purchasing more than nine tickets begins a new transaction with its own fees. Paper tickets will be delivered to an address you indicate during booking (certain restrictions apply). If your tickets are undeliverable and are returned to Picasso, there will be an additional $25.00 USD re-handling fee.

Itinerary Changes/Cancellations/Refunds: Itinerary changes, if permitted for the fare, will have a service fee charged by Picasso and may have an additional change fee charged by the airline that will vary by market, carrier and specific fare rule.

Airline-imposed fees:

Baggage Fees: Some airlines charge an extra fee each time bags are checked in with that airline. These fees are not included in your total trip cost when purchasing tickets on our site. They are collected by the airline. The airlines' web sites contain detailed information regarding their baggage policies. For passengers whose tickets are sold as a codeshare flight, operating and/or marketing carrier fees may apply. By making reservations on this site, you agree to abide by the policies described herein as well as the Terms and conditions governing your use of this site. Please review these policies from time to time as they are subject to change