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Thread: tourist card cost to be incorporated into airline ticket price

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    Quote Originally Posted by jd426 View Post
    Just be thankful if they don't add the $10 to each leg of the flight ...


    I am pretty sure that a $20 Departure tax is already added to flights leaving the DR.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SKY View Post
    I am pretty sure that a $20 Departure tax is already added to flights leaving the DR.
    It depends on the airline.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drstock View Post
    It depends on the airline.


    How is that possible? There is no way for them to collect the money other than in the cost of the ticket. This departure tax is for everyone.

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    The article doesn't say how they will verify who's a Dominican citizen or a regularized foreign resident in the DR and who's a tourist.

    I can only think of two possible ways and both ways requires the round trip to start somewhere abroad.

    It goes without saying that anyone that buys round trip airline tickets starting in the DR is either a Dominican citizen that lives in the DR or a foreigner with regularized permanent residential status in the DR. Logically, this should imply that the person is not a tourist.

    1. They will use the permanent address that you type when buying the airplane ticket. Anyone with a DR permanent address will not be charged the $10.

    2. Airlines will be required to ask for cédula number and/or social security number at time of purchase and the computer will verify the residential status of the person. Those that are not Dominican citizens and/or no permanent address in the DR will be charged, everyone else will not.

    But, this is speculation under the assumption that logic will be used.

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    For tourists, the $10 is for the VISA card.

    For Dominicans and legal residents, it´s a $10 VIP fee.
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    Quote Originally Posted by william webster View Post
    Yes - WestJet includes the $10 in the ticket.

    No- I have never seen how to refund that money ....
    gone like snow in July

    Be careful you travelers...
    when every passenger already has the card - the line fills up faster.!!

    Normally, I jump the tourist card line to be early at the wicket on US flights
    Cdn flights - we all go to the wicket together.

    There should be a Citizens/Residents line.....
    At SDQ and STI there is a separate line for Citizens/Residents.

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    Both fees are built into the Air Canada ticket price. They hand the $10. Tourist card out to everyone on the plane. If you are a Dominican or a resident you can decline the card.
    As other posters have said Westjet does this as well. The Canadian carriers seem to be ahead of the pack on this one.

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    On American Airlines, the $20 departure tax is included in the price of the ticket.

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    Quote Originally Posted by windeguy View Post
    That should be in the Clown Bin.

    As for the OP, yet another screwed up thing to add to confusion and increase the ticket price.
    lol. We expect the DR government to get things right but as we all see time after time, there is always a scam attached to it. I agree with you Windeguy. This should be part of the clown bin

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    Quote Originally Posted by SKY View Post
    How is that possible? There is no way for them to collect the money other than in the cost of the ticket. This departure tax is for everyone.
    for years charter flights from the UK charged that 20 dollar fee in cash, at the airport, upon leaving DR.

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