Save Big On Breeze Airways Flights With This Trick They Don’t Want You To Know About!

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Update: If you go to the airport today to buy tickets, let us know how it goes!


Ultra low cost airlines use a clever loophole to avoid paying 7.5% federal excise tax on airfare. They charge an online and phone booking fee, which isn’t subject to that tax.

A fee that is mandatory is considered part of the fare and is subject to the 7.5% tax, so they waive the fee if you book tickets at the airport counter.

I’ve written several times over the years about using this trick to purchase airline tickets at the airport to save big on Allegiant, Frontier, and Spirit flights.

This also works for one of the newest airlines around, Breeze Airways.

They have a “Technology Development Charge” that currently appears to range from $42-$54 round-trip.

I reached out to Breeze to see if that can be waived by booking tickets at an airport, and they confirmed that it can be, but only on Tuesdays between 11am-1pm ET. Clearly they don’t want people doing this…

 

 

The fee varies by route and may also vary by day.

In the examples below, the Technology Development Charge you can save by purchasing at the airport is $42-$54 per round-trip ticket. That will sure add up quickly if you’re flying with the family!

One-way tickets have half of that fee.

 

Akron-Hartford has a $42 online booking fee:

 

Akron-Tampa and Akron-West Palm Beach have a $54 online booking fee:

 

Westchester County to Los Angeles has a $42 online booking fee:

 

Akron to Las Vegas has a $42 online booking fee:

 

Islip to Charleston has a $54 online booking fee:

You can download the Breeze app for iOS or Android, signup for an account, and instantly get 500 BreezePoints, worth $5 for airfare.

While Allegiant, Frontier, and Spirit have one class of service, Breeze features 3 cabins:

Breeze first class “Nicest” seat:

Have you flown Breeze yet? Will you go to the airport to purchase a Breeze flight?

HT: Choshive Yid, via DDF


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26 Comments On "Save Big On Breeze Airways Flights With This Trick They Don’t Want You To Know About!"

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Prr

Problem with Spirit is they charge less for bags at time of booking versus after purchase. The money I saved at the airport buying tickets was eaten by paying more for bags. Will the same happen with Breeze?

DF

You can’t pay for bags when booking at the airport?

Texas Totty

No, you could pay online after booking but that’s more than at the time of booking online. It will be cheaper than in the airport where you basically have to buy the plane to bring your bag on.

Eiteflyer

You can pay at the airport when booking, it the rate will be the “airport rate” which is the highest possible rate you’d be charged at time of checking in at airport.

Abey

The IRS shouldn’t be letting these stuff go on…

joel

does every airport served by them sell tickets ? will hpn aairport have that option ?

Chaim Ber Finkelstein

LOL the headline wording reads like clickbait advertisment

Chaim Ber Finkelstein

If I wanted to buy a ticket on a Wednesday to fly on Monday, they give no option for me to buy ticket without fee.

Their tiny window should only be legal if they provide that option every day

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Moe

+1

Mendel

Is this still legal? Can they say that the charge will be waived only on Tuesday Feb 29th between 11:00 and 11:01 AM?

Yochai

Or 1-1:01 am…

Harold B

They have terrible customer service!!! Can only access via message chat

username

Is the counter in CAK even open on Tuesday? Dont see any Tuesday flights in or out of CAK.

rivka12

do you have the list of all the airports Breeze flies out of? Is ORD on the list?

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Dovid

anything like this for Play airline?

Ready4Takeoff

According to flybreeze.com/destinations/Akron-Canton: “Akron is known for its picturesque views and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum” (I don’t know which one is less true!)

yy

11:00-1:00 is probably when their CSRs take their lunch break.

Sheftel

“Thank you for waiting for us to get back to our desk. Sorry, you missed the time slot. You can now pay full price plus some more charges we will tack on.”

Shmulies Neighbor

OMG i just flew from CLE to BDL and paid like $700 round trip.

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