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Travel Service Limitation of Liability
Hotwire is acting solely as an intermediary facilitating the booking of travel products and services provided by airlines, hotels or other travel service providers (collectively, "Travel Suppliers") in providing travel services, or in accepting reservations or bookings for such services to be provided to you. Hotwire does not assume liability for any injury, damage, death, loss, accident or delay due to any fault, act of negligence, omission or default of a Travel Supplier, or by an act of God. Further, no responsibilities are accepted for any damage and/or delay due to sickness, pilferage, labor disputes, machinery breakdown, quarantine, government restraints, weather or other causes. No responsibility is accepted for any additional expense, omissions, delays, re-routing or acts of any governmental authority or entity other than Hotwire. The contract of carriage in use by a Travel Supplier, when issued, shall be between the Travel Supplier and the passenger.
Airline Ticket Restrictions
For Oregon Residents
Transportation, lodging and all other services are sold to you by the supplier via Hotwire on a nonrefundable basis. If you cancel any service for any reason, sums paid by you for Hotwire's service will not be refunded.
For Washington Residents
If transportation or other services are cancelled by a participating airline, all sums paid to such airline for services not performed will be refunded to the User by Hotwire within 30 days of receipt of the funds from the airline; or if the funds were not sent to the airline, the funds shall be refunded within 14 days after cancellation to the User (unless the User requests the airline or Hotwire apply the money to another travel product and/or date).
Airline Ticket Restrictions
Airline tickets available through this Site are subject to the published conditions of carriage and rules of the applicable airline. Airfare is only guaranteed once the purchase has been completed and the tickets have been issued. Airlines and other travel suppliers may change their prices without notice. The following restrictions will apply:
For Hotwire Hot Rates: (formerly Hotwire Limited Rate)
For All Other Hotwire Rates (formerly Retail Fares)
Hotel Booking Restrictions
Hotel bookings available through this Site are subject to the published conditions of carriage and rules of the applicable hotel. Hotwire offers two kinds of rates: (1) Hotwire Hot Rate and (2) other Hotwire standard rates. A hotel rate that is accompanied by the phrase "Hotwire Hot Rate" in search results and/or on the booking details page is considered a Hotwire Hot Rate. Any rates not accompanied by the "Hotwire Hot Rate" phrase are considered other Hotwire standard rates. The following restrictions will apply:
For Hotwire Hot Rate Hotels
For Hotwire Standard Rate Hotels
Car Rental Restrictions
Car-rental bookings and reservations available through this Site are subject to the published conditions of carriage and rules of the applicable rental agency. Hotwire offers three kinds of rates: (1) Hotwire Hot Rate (formerly Hotwire Limited Rates), (2) Hotwire standard rates, and (3) Hotwire pre-paid standard rates from Alamo. A car-rental rate that is accompanied by the phrase "Hotwire Hot Rate" in search results and/or on the booking details page is considered a Hotwire Hot Rate. Any rates not accompanied by the "Hotwire Hot Rate" phrase are considered Hotwire standard rates. The following restrictions will apply:
For Hotwire Hot Rate (formerly Hotwire Limited Rate) car rentals
For Hotwire standard rate car rentals
For Hotwire pre-paid, standard rate car rentals from Alamo
Vacation Package Restrictions (For all packages booked on or before 9/17/09)
Vacation Packages Restrictions (For all packages booked after 9/17/09)
All prices and amounts shown on this Site are in U.S. Dollars (USD), unless otherwise noted. If a User submits a Hotwire Request for airline tickets, hotel rooms or other services, the User agrees that the total cost shown to the customer will automatically be charged to the credit card submitted by the User. The total cost shown will include all taxes, charges, surcharges, shipping/handling and Hotwire Request resubmission or other fees. Such amounts will be posted on this Site but will not be separately itemized. Rather, all tax recovery charges, fees, charges, surcharges, shipping/handling and Hotwire Request resubmission or other fees will be presented together as "Tax Recovery Charges and Fees."
You agree that your credit card will be charged for the full cost of your reservation upon submitting your booking request. The cost of your airline ticket booking is the total of: the indicated price per ticket which includes a tax recovery charge plus an additional amount for our service fees, including a booking fee. The cost of your hotel booking is the total of: the indicated nightly room rate multiplied by the number of days in your reservation, plus an additional amount for the tax recovery charges, our service fees and any taxes required to be collected by a tax authority. The cost of your rental car booking is the total of: the indicated rental rate multiplied by the number of days in your reservation, plus an additional amount for the tax recovery charges and our service fees. The cost of your package booking is the total of: the indicated price per person multiplied by the number of travelers, plus an additional amount for the tax recovery charges, our service fees and any taxes required to be collected by a tax authority. The tax recovery charge is assessed to recover the amount we pay to the vendor in connection with your reservation, including sales and use, occupancy, room tax, excise tax, value added and other similar taxes etc., and the balance of the additional amount is a fee we charge in connection with the handling of your reservation. Our service fee varies based on the amount and location of your reservation and can include variable fees and may be rounded up to the nearest dollar. Additionally, the tax recovery charge is assessed on the nightly room rate that we pay to the vendor for the hotel room reservation, which may be less than the nightly room rate charged to the User.
For tax recovery charges, we are not the vendor collecting and remitting said tax to the applicable tax authorities. The vendors bill all applicable taxes to us and we remit such tax directly to the vendor. We are not a co-vendor associated with the vendor with whom we book or reserve our customer's travel arrangements. Taxability and the appropriate tax rate vary greatly by location. Our actual tax cost paid to the vendor may vary from the tax recovery charge, depending upon the rates, taxability, etc. in effect at the time of the actual use of the airline ticket, hotel, rental car, etc. customer.
You must be a registered Hotwire user to earn and redeem HotDollars. You may use HotDollars only toward the full or partial cost of any booking on Hotwire of a hotel, flight or Hotwire Hot Rate rental car. All bookings are subject to applicable terms and conditions. One (1) HotDollar is equal in value to one (1) U.S. dollar. If you change or cancel a booking for which you used HotDollars, you will not receive a refund of the redeemed HotDollars. HotDollars must be redeemed from the account into which they were deposited. They are not transferable, assignable or redeemable for cash. HotDollars expire one (1) year after date of issuance. You may view your HotDollars balance at any time in the My Account section of Hotwire. Hotwire reserves the right to modify or discontinue the HotDollars program, or to restrict its availability to any person, in its discretion, at any time, without prior notice or liability to you. Our failure to enforce any provision of these HotDollars terms and conditions shall not constitute a waiver of that or any other provision.
CONDITIONS OF CONTRACT AND OTHER IMPORTANT NOTICES
Please read the regulations below. Note: When you purchase this ticket, you agree to accept these rules and restrictions.
WARSAW CONVENTION AND MONTREAL CONVENTION
PASSENGERS ON A JOURNEY INVOLVING AN ULTIMATE DESTINATION OR A STOP IN A COUNTRY OTHER THAN THE COUNTRY OF DEPARTURE ARE ADVISED THAT INTERNATIONAL TREATIES KNOWN AS THE MONTREAL CONVENTION, OR ITS PREDECESSOR, THE WARSAW CONVENTION, INCLUDING ITS AMENDMENTS (THE WARSAW CONVENTION SYSTEM), MAY APPLY TO THE ENTIRE JOURNEY, INCLUDING ANY PORTION THEREOF WITHIN A COUNTRY. FOR SUCH PASSENGERS, THE APPLICABLE TREATY, INCLUDING SPECIAL CONTRACTS OF CARRIAGE EMBODIED IN ANY APPLICABLE TARIFFS, GOVERNS AND MAY LIMIT THE LIABILITY OF THE CARRIER.
NOTICE OF LIABILITY LIMITATIONS
The Montreal Convention or the Warsaw Convention system may be applicable to your journey and these Conventions govern and may limit the liability of air carriers for death or bodily injury, for loss of or damage to baggage, and for delay.
Where the Montreal Convention applies, the limits of liability are as follows:
EC Regulation No. 889/2002 requires European Community carriers to apply the provisions of the Montreal Convention limits to all carriage by them of passengers and their baggage by air.Many non-European Community carriers have elected to do so in respect of the carriage of passengers and their baggage.
Where the Warsaw Convention system applies, the following limits of liability may apply:
Further information may be obtained from the carrier as to the limits applicable to your journey. If your journey involves carriage by different carriers, you should contact each carrier for information on the applicable limits of liability.
Regardless of which Convention applies to your journey, you may benefit from a higher limit of liability for loss of, damage or delay to baggage by making at check-in a special declaration of the value of your baggage and paying any supplementary fee that may apply. Alternatively, if the value of your baggage exceeds the applicable limit of liability, you should fully insure it before you travel.
Time limit for action: Any action in court to claim damages must be brought within two years from the date of arrival of the aircraft, or from the date on which the aircraft ought to have arrived. Baggage claims: Written notice to the carrier must be made within 7 days of the receipt of checked baggage in the case of damage, and, in the case of delay, within 21 days from the date on which it was placed at the disposal of the passenger.
Notice of Contract Terms Incorporated by Reference
YOU CANNOT TRAVEL IF YOU DO NOT HAVE ALL REQUIRED TRAVEL DOCUMENTS, SUCH AS PASSPORT AND VISA.
GOVERNMENTS MAY REQUIRE YOUR CARRIER TO PROVIDE INFORMATION ON OR PERMIT ACCESS TO PASSENGER DATA.
DENIED BOARDING: Flights may be overbooked, and there is a slight chance that a seat will not be available on a flight even if you have a confirmed reservation. In most circumstances, if you are denied boarding involuntarily, you are entitled to compensation. When required by applicable law, the carrier must solicit volunteers before anyone is denied boarding involuntarily. Check with your carrier for the complete rules on payment of denied boarding compensation (DBC) and for information on the carrier's boarding priorities.
BAGGAGE: Excess valuation may be declared on certain types of articles. Carriers may apply special rules for fragile, valuable, or perishable articles. Check with your carrier.Checked Baggage: Carriers may permit a free checked baggage allowance, which is set by the carrier and may differ by class, and/or route. Carriers may apply extra charges for checked baggage in excess of their permitted allowance. Check with your carrier. Cabin (Unchecked) Baggage:Carriers may permit a free cabin baggage allowance, which is set by the carrier and may differ by class, route, and/or aircraft type. It is recommended that cabin baggage be kept to a minimum. Check with your carrier. If more than one carrier is providing the transportation for your journey, each carrier may apply different rules on baggage (both checked and cabin).SPECIAL BAGGAGE LIABILITY LIMITATIONS FOR US TRAVEL: For domestic travel wholly between US points, federal rules require any limit on a carrier's baggage liability to be at least US$3300.00 per passenger, or the amount currently mandated by 14 CFR 254.5.
CHECK-IN TIMES. The time shown on the itinerary/receipt is the departure time of the aircraft. Flight departure time is not the same as the time you must check-in or the time you must be available for boarding. Your carrier may refuse you carriage if you are late. Check-in times, as advised by your carrier, are the latest times at which passengers can be accepted for travel; boarding times, as advised by your carrier, are the latest times at which passengers must present themselves for boarding.
DANGEROUS GOODS (HAZARDOUS MATERIALS). For safety reasons, dangerous goods must not be packed in checked or cabin (unchecked) baggage except as specifically permitted. Dangerous goods include but are not limited to: compressed gases, corrosives, explosives, flammable liquids and solids, radioactive materials, oxidising materials, poisons, infectious substances, and briefcases with installed alarm devices. For security reasons, other restrictions may apply. Check with your carrier.
Revision Date April 18, 2013