Last revised: August 14, 2023


These Terms only apply Package bookings made on https://vacations.alaskaair.com (our “Website”).


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Our terms  


Hello and welcome!  We are glad that you are taking the time to read these terms of service (the “Terms”). 


These Terms are important as they, together with your booking confirmation email (the “Booking Confirmation”), set out the legal terms on which Travel Services are made available to you through our Service. They also cover any interactions or communications you have with us through our Service.  


Your use of our Service is conditioned upon your acceptance of these Terms.  To book a Travel Service, you must also accept these Terms.  If you do not accept these Terms, then please do not use our Service or book a Travel Service. 


We may change these Terms at any time and your future use of our Service following changes to these Terms is subject to you accepting those updated Terms.  We recommend that you save or print a copy of these Terms. 


In these Terms: 


we", “us” or “our” refer to Expedia, Inc., a Washington corporation having its registered office at 1111 Expedia Group Way, West Seattle, WA 98119, USA, which provides our Service 

our Group of Companies” refers to us, and our subsidiaries and corporate affiliates  

our Partners” refers to any affiliated, co-branded or linked website through which our Group of Companies provides content or service 

our Service” refers to the provision of our Website and online tools  

Travel Services” refers to the applicable travel services made available to you by the relevant Travel Provider(s) through our Service, such as stays at a property, flights, car rental or things to do, etc. 

Travel Provider” refers to the travel supplier making available the Travel Services to you through our Service 

you” refers to you, the traveler, using our Service or making a booking with our Service. 


Please read these Terms carefully, as they contain important information regarding your legal rights including limitations of liability, resolution of disputes through arbitration rather than in court, no class relief, and waiver of your right to a jury trial 


Section 1 Rules and Restrictions 


As well as these Terms, other applicable terms and conditions provided by Travel Providers (such as an airline’s conditions of carriage, or a property’s terms and conditions, or a car rental company’s rental agreement, etc.) also apply to your booking (“Rules and Restrictions”).     


To make a booking, you must accept the Rules and Restrictions of the Travel Provider that you select (such as payment of due amounts, refundability, penalties, availability restrictions and use of fares or services, etc.).  The relevant Rules and Restrictions are provided to you before you make a booking and are incorporated by reference into these Terms.   


If you violate a Travel Provider's Rules and Restrictions, your booking may be canceled and you may be denied access to the relevant Travel Service.  You may also lose any money paid for such booking and we or the Travel Provider may debit your account for any costs we or they incur as a result of such violation. 


Section 2 Using our Service 


Our rules 


We provide our Service to help you find information about Travel Services and to assist you in booking those Travel Services. It is provided to you for no other purpose.


You agree that: 


  • you will only use our Service for personal and non-commercial purposes  
  • you must be at least 18 years of age and have the legal authority to enter into contracts 
  • you will use our Service lawfully and in compliance with these Terms  
  • all information supplied by you is true, accurate, current and complete 
  • if you have an account with us, you will: 
  • safeguard your account information 
  • be responsible for any use of your account by you or others 
  • if you book on behalf of others: 
  • you will obtain their authorization prior to acting on their behalf 
  • you will inform them about the terms that apply to the booking (including the Rules and Restrictions) and ensure that they agree to such terms 
  • you are responsible for paying any amounts due, for making any change/cancellation requests and for all other matters relating to the booking. 


You also agree not to:  


  • make any false or fraudulent booking  
  • access, monitor or copy any content on our Service using any robot, spider, scraper or other automated means or any manual process 
  • violate the restrictions in any robot exclusion headers on our Service or bypass or circumvent other measures employed to prevent or limit access to our Service  
  • take any action that imposes, or may impose, an unreasonable or large load on our infrastructure 
  • deep link to any part of our Service 
  • “frame”, “mirror” or otherwise incorporate any part of our Service into any other website. 




We may deny anyone access to our Service at any time for any valid reason.  We may also make improvements and changes to our Service at any time. 


How we order your search results 


There are many travel options available through our Service and we want to make your search results as relevant as possible. At the search results page you can select how to sort your results and use filter options to prioritize results based on your chosen preferences, for example price, guest review score, or other criteria. If you decide not to use these features, then you will see our default sort order which orders results as set out here


Within your search results we also sometimes display travel options that are paid-for commercial listings from our Travel Providers. Such travel options are clearly labeled for your information as “Ad” or similar equivalent labeling, to differentiate them from other travel options. 


Section 3 Confirming a booking 


Your Booking Confirmation includes the essential elements of your booking, such as the description of the Travel Service(s) booked and the price.   


We or our Partners will send your Booking Confirmation and any relevant travel documents to the email address you provide when you book.  If you do not receive your Booking Confirmation within 24 hours of making your booking, please contact us using the contact information provided above 


Section 4 Payment 




The price of the Travel Service(s) will be as displayed on our Service, except in cases of obvious error.

Prices for Travel Services are dynamic and can change at any time.  Price changes will not affect bookings already accepted, except in cases of obvious error. We display many Travel Services, and we try hard to ensure that the displayed price is accurate. We reserve the right to correct any pricing errors on our Service.


If there is an obvious error and you have made a booking, we will offer you the opportunity to keep your booking by paying the correct price or we will cancel your booking without penalty.  We have no obligation to make available Travel Services to you at an incorrect (lower) price even after you have been sent a Booking Confirmation, if the error should reasonably have been apparent to you.




The prices displayed through our Service may include taxes or tax recovery charges. Such taxes or tax recovery charges may include amounts associated with value-added tax, goods and services tax, sales tax, occupancy tax and other taxes of a similar nature.


You acknowledge that except as provided below with respect to tax obligations on the amounts received from you, including facilitation fees and service fees where applicable in accordance with Section 6 (Stays) below, our Group of Companies does not collect taxes for remittance to applicable taxing authorities. The tax recovery charges on Pay Now bookings are a recovery of the estimated taxes that our Group of Companies pay to the Travel Provider for taxes due on the services provided by the Travel Provider (such as for the rental rate for the room). The Travel Providers are responsible for remitting applicable taxes to the applicable taxing jurisdictions. Taxability and the appropriate tax rate vary greatly by jurisdiction. The actual amounts paid by our Group of Companies to the Travel Providers may vary from the tax recovery charge amounts, depending upon the rates, taxability, etc. in effect at the time of the actual use of the services provided by the Travel Provider.  


Sales, use and/or local hotel occupancy taxes are imposed on the amounts that our Group of Companies charge for services they provide (service fee and/or facilitation fee) in certain jurisdictions.  The actual amount imposed on services provided by our Group of Companies may vary depending on the rates in effect at the time the services are provided by the Travel Provider. In certain jurisdictions, our Group of Companies are responsible for collecting and remitting sales, use and/or local hotel occupancy taxes for the entire price, including the amounts we charge for our services as well as the Travel Services provided by the Travel Provider. 


In certain jurisdictions, you may be responsible for paying local taxes imposed by local tax authorities (such as city taxes or tourist taxes, etc.). Our Group of Companies or the Travel Provider may charge you such local taxes.  Our Group of Companies will notify you of any local taxes that will be payable by you before you complete your booking, where such taxes have been notified to our Group of Companies by the Travel Provider. 


The amount of local taxes can change between the booking date and stay date. If taxes have changed by your stay date, you may be liable to pay taxes at the higher rate. 


Payment processing 


For certain Travel Services, such as a Package (as defined in Section 6 (Packages), payment may be charged by more than one party (as will be shown on your payment method statement), however the total amount charged will not exceed the total price of all the Travel Services.


When payment is taken at the time of your booking and paid for in the local currency of our Service (as relevant), the company taking that payment (via third-party payment processors) and charging your payment method will be Travelscape, LLC.


Notwithstanding the governing law and jurisdiction paragraph in Section 13 (General) of these Terms, where the company set out above takes your payment (via third-party payment processors) and charges your payment method, the law governing that payment transaction will be the laws of the location of such company.


Stored payment information


Our Privacy Statement provides information on how we use your payment and account information when you elect for us to store a credit or debit card or other payment method for future use.


Payment verification


You authorize the company (as set out in the “Payment processing” paragraph above) or the Travel Provider to:


  • verify your payment method by obtaining a pre-authorization, charging a nominal fee or through other verification means, and


  • on verification, charge your payment method.


Fees charged by banks


Some banks and card issuers impose fees for international or cross-border transactions.  For example, if you make a booking using a card issued in a different country from the Travel Provider’s location or you choose to transact in a currency that is different from the local currency of our Service, your card issuer may charge you an international or cross-border transaction fee.


Also, some banks and card issuers impose fees for currency conversion. For example, if you make a booking in a currency different to the currency of your credit card, your card issuer may convert the booking amount to the currency of your credit card and charge you a conversion fee.


If you have any questions about these fees or the exchange rate applied to your booking, please contact your bank or card issuer.  Our Group of Companies is not associated or responsible for any fees relating to varying exchange rates and card issuer fees.


Alternative payment methods


We may partner with providers of alternative payment methods (such as consumer finance companies), to provide our travelers with alternative payment methods. Our Group of Companies does not endorse or recommend any alternative payment provider or their products or services. Our Group of Companies is not responsible for the content or the acts or omissions of any alternative payment provider. Your use of any such provider’s payment method is at your own risk and will be governed by such provider’s terms and policies. 


Currency conversion


Any currency conversion rates displayed on our Service are based on public sources and current exchange rates, which may vary at the time of travel.  Such rates are provided for information purposes only and our Group of Companies does not guarantee the accuracy of such conversion rates.




If a booking or account shows signs of fraud, abuse, association with a government-sanctioned person or entity, or other suspicious activity, we may request extra information from you.


If we reasonably conclude that a booking or account is associated with fraud or suspicious activity, we may:


  • cancel any bookings associated with your name, email address or account
  • close any associated accounts, and
  • take legal action, including to seek to hold you liable for any loss.


Please contact us using the contact information provided above about the cancellation of a booking or closing of an account.


Section 5 Canceling or changing a booking 


Cancellation or change by you 


Cancellations or changes (with respect to the travel date, destination, place where the trip starts, property or means of transport) to a booking can be made by contacting us using the contact information provided above.


You do not have an automatic right to cancel or change a booking unless allowed by the relevant Travel Provider under their Rules and Restrictions (which are provided to you before you make a booking).


Travel Providers may charge you fees for canceling (in full or part) or changing a booking.  Such fees will be set out in the Rules and Restrictions.  You agree to pay any charges that you incur.  Please be aware that for changes, the price of your new arrangements will be based on the applicable price at the time you ask us to make the change. This price may not be the same as when you originally booked the Travel Services.  Prices tend to increase the closer to the departure date that the change is made. 


Please read the relevant Rules and Restrictions, so you know which terms apply to your booking.  For example:


  • if you book a stay at a property and you do not cancel or change your booking before the relevant cancellation policy period, you may be subject to the cancellation or change charges as shown in the relevant Rules and Restrictions
  • some properties do not permit cancellations of, or changes to, bookings after they are made
  • if you make a Pay Later booking and you do not show up or cancel the booking, the property may impose a no-show or cancellation charge as shown in the relevant Rules and Restrictions and you will be charged the property's no-show or cancellation charge in the property's local currency
  • if you do not show up or fail to use some or all of the Travel Services booked, refunds may only be due to you in line with the relevant Rules and Restrictions, and
  • where a cancellation affects more than one person on a booking (for example, two airline tickets booked on a single itinerary, etc.), any applicable cancellation charge will be applied in respect of each person on the canceled booking.


If you want to cancel or change any part of a booking and such cancellation or change is allowed by the relevant Travel Provider, then, in addition to any charges imposed by the Travel Provider, we may also charge you an administration fee.  If such an administration fee applies, it will be notified to you before you agree to proceed with the change/cancellation.


Other cancellation or change


We (and the relevant Travel Provider) may cancel your booking if full payment for the booking, or any applicable cancellation/change charge or fee relating to a booking is not received when due.


For a variety of reasons (such as a property is overbooked due to connectivity issues or a property is closed due to a hurricane, etc.), it is possible that a booking may be canceled or changed by the Travel Provider or us.   If this happens, we will make reasonable efforts to notify you as soon as possible, and offer alternative options/assistance or a refund where possible.




Any refunds will be transferred back to you to the payment method you used to make the original booking.  Such refunds will be made by the party that took your original payment.  Our fees are not refundable unless this is stated otherwise during the booking process.


Section 6 Travel Service specific terms 


This Section provides details of the terms relevant to the specific Travel Services provided by the Travel Provider. These details are not exhaustive and do not replace the relevant Rules and Restrictions, which are provided to you before you make a booking.


Each Travel Service may be offered separately or as part of a Package (as defined in Section 6 (Packages) and is subject to the relevant Rules and Restrictions of the Travel Provider.  Please also read this Section which will also apply to your booking as applicable.  If there is any inconsistency between this Section and the relevant Rules and Restrictions, the relevant Rules and Restrictions prevail.




Our Service may provide you with the option to Pay Now or Pay Later.  Room rates (including any applicable taxes and fees) are displayed to you through our Service under the Pay Now and Pay Later payment options.  Please note that taxes and fees may vary depending on which payment option you choose. Tax rates and foreign exchange rates may change in the time between booking and your stay.


Pay Now 


If you select the Pay Now payment option, the relevant company (as set out in Section 4 (Payment)) typically will charge the booking amount to your payment method on booking.


Our Group of Companies facilitate bookings made available through our Service. You acknowledge that our Group of Companies facilitate such bookings for a consideration (the “facilitation fee”).  The room rate displayed through our Service is a combination of the amount charged by the Travel Provider (for their services for the rental of the room) and the facilitation fee (charged and retained by our Group of Companies). Our Group of Companies may also charge and retain additional separate service fees in servicing your booking, which may vary based on the amount and type of booking. 


You agree that your payment method will be charged by our Group of Companies for the total booking amount, which includes the room rate displayed through our Service, plus tax recovery charges and service fees or, where applicable, taxes on the room rate and/or services provided by our Group of Companies.  On making your booking request you authorize our Group of Companies to facilitate the booking on your behalf, including making payment arrangements with Travel Providers. 


Pay Later 


If you select the Pay Later payment option, the Travel Provider will charge your payment method in the local currency at the time of your stay.




Some stay Travel Providers require a payment card or cash deposit at check-in to cover extra expenses incurred during your stay. Such deposit is not related to any payment received by the relevant company (as set out in Section 4 (Payment)) for your booking.


First night no-show 


If you do not show for the first night of your stay booking, but plan to check in for the subsequent nights, please confirm this with us before the original check-in date.  If you do not confirm this, then your whole booking may be canceled.  Refunds for no-show will only be due to you in line with the relevant Rules and Restrictions of the property.


Group bookings 


You may not book more than 8 rooms through our Service for the same property for the same stay dates.  If you book more than 8 rooms in separate bookings, we may cancel your bookings.  We may also charge you a cancellation fee and if you paid a non-refundable deposit, such deposit may be forfeited.   If you want to book more than 8 rooms, please contact us using the contact information provided above.  You may be asked to sign a written contract or pay a non-refundable deposit.  




Ratings shown through our Service indicate what you might expect from properties displaying that rating level, including (where applicable) through local and national star rating organizations.  These may differ from standards in your own country. Site displayed ratings do not represent or promise any particular feature or amenity. Additional information is available in the “Overview” or “Amenities” section of the property details page. These guidelines are subject to change, and our Group of Companies and our Partners cannot guarantee the accuracy of any specific rating displayed from time to time through our Service.




If meals are part of your stay booking, the number of meals included depends on the number of nights of your stay. Full board normally includes breakfast, lunch and dinner. Half board normally includes breakfast and either lunch or dinner.  No refunds will be available if one or more meals are not consumed.




If you pay our Group of Companies (on behalf of the Travel Provider) for a standalone flight booking, we will act as agent of such Travel Provider. Your contract for the flight is between you and the relevant Travel Provider.


The price and availability of your flight is only guaranteed once your purchase of the Travel Service is completed and your tickets issued. 


Low-cost flights


For certain flights, the price displayed may have been converted from another currency.   This is for convenience purposes to provide you an estimated price in your local currency. The actual amount charged by the airline may differ due to varying exchange rates applied by banks and card issuing companies.  Please see Section 4 (Payment) for information on fees that may be charged by banks and card issuers.


Site redirection


Sometimes you may be redirected from our Service to the airline's website to complete your booking and pay.  Your contract for any such booking is with the relevant airline Travel Provider.  Our Group of Companies is not associated with, or liable in respect of, any such bookings.


Flight terms and conditions


You understand and agree that:


  • airlines ultimately control their schedules, and they may change or cancel your flight for a variety of reasons (for example, mechanical problems or adverse weather, etc.). Whenever the airline gives us information about a change or cancellation to your itinerary, we will pass it on to you and help you assess your options. You should always check the scheduled departure time of your flight before travel
  • airlines control seating and we do not guarantee the availability of specific seats, even when pre-booked
  • if you book a return flight and do not use the outward flight, the airline may cancel the return flight without refund
  • for special or charter flights, the airline, the flight schedule, the aircraft type, the itinerary and possible stops are given as an indication only. These specifics may be subject to change even after confirmation
  • some airlines impose extra charges for meals, luggage and preferred seat selection, etc. Unless we provide such optional services for booking through our Service then any reference about these extra optional services and related charges shown through our Service is for information only and may be updated by airlines at any time. Where we provide the option for you to book such extras through our Service, then the price of such optional extras will be displayed to you and after selection by you, added to your price
  • you must follow the relevant Rules and Restrictions on the carriage of children. Children older than 2 on the return date must have a return ticket at a child fare for both the outbound and inbound flights. You will not be eligible for a refund of any seat charges incurred during travel if you do not comply. Children aged under 2 will not be allocated their own seat unless a child fare is booked for them. Unaccompanied children under 14 will only be allowed to fly in line with the relevant Rules and Restrictions
  • the carriage of hazardous materials aboard aircraft in your luggage or on you is generally forbidden.

Combined one-way tickets


We may offer you the opportunity to book two one-way tickets instead of a roundtrip ticket. Combined one-way tickets may provide a greater choice of flights.  They are often cheaper and can be combined on the same airline or on different airlines.


Unlike roundtrip tickets, each one-way ticket is subject to its own Rules and Restrictions.  If one of these flights is affected by an airline change (such as cancellation or rescheduling), then you may have to make changes to the other flight. In such instances you will be responsible for any charges or fees incurred for making changes to the unaffected flight.


Air miles and vouchers


Air miles and vouchers from loyalty programs may not be used when booking flights through our Service.


Airline liability


Law, treaties and the airline's own Rules and Restrictions normally limit an airline's liability for death, personal injury and other damages.


Operating airlines


Flights booked with one airline are sometimes operated by another airline.  When different, details of the operating airline are shown through our Service. The airline that issues your ticket will charge you for your flight and will appear on your payment method statement.


No-show or cancellation


In case of a no-show or cancellation, you may be entitled to a refund of airport taxes and fees included in the price of the flight purchased. In this instance, you can request such a refund from us, using the contact information provided above, and we will submit your request to the airline on your behalf.






For certain bookings, payment for your car rental booking may be charged by the Travel Provider, not our Group of Companies. 


When you collect your rental car, you/the driver must present your/their valid credit card.  You must check with the Travel Provider which credit cards they accept.  Debit cards are not accepted.  The Travel Provider may submit an authorization request to your credit card issuer during the rental period by way of a deposit. You/the driver should ensure you have a sufficient credit limit for this purpose. Some larger car types may require two credit cards. 


If you do not follow the above rules, the Travel Provider may not make the vehicle available to you and you may, subject to the Rules and Restrictions, be required to pay an amount up to the full price of car rental Travel Services.




Extra charges may be payable by you locally to the Travel Provider. For example, these charges may cover refuelling, snow tires, additional driver charges, young driver surcharges, child seats and delivery and collection fees, etc.  We and the Travel Provider are not responsible for paying such extra charges. 


 An insurance excess amount may be applicable in the event of theft of, or damage to, the rental car and payable by you to the Travel Provider. This will vary depending on the Travel Provider and rental country. Purchase of optional extra insurance coverage by you locally can remove/reduce the applicable excess.  We and the Travel Provider are not responsible for any excess payable or the provision of extra insurance coverage.


Fuel is not usually included in the rental price. In some countries, some Travel Providers may charge you for refuelling when the vehicle is returned. Unless agreed otherwise, you must return the rental car to the same branch of the Travel Provider from which it was collected.


Collection and use of rental cars


Drivers must usually be aged between 21 and 75, although this can vary depending on the relevant Travel Provider and rental country.  You are responsible for checking this with the Travel Provider. Extra charges may apply if a driver is aged below 25 or over 70.  


When you collect your rental car, you/the driver must present your/their full valid driving license for the category of vehicle rented. International rentals may have different driving license requirements.  Please check what exact documentation is required by the Travel Provider.  For example, if the drivers' license is not in the Roman alphabet, an international driving license is required. Extra documentation, such as a passport or up to two forms of proof of name and address, may also be required.


Typically, you will not be permitted to take your rental car outside of the rental country, or on ferries, and additional restrictions may apply.


Cancellation of bookings and unused rental days


No refunds will be offered on bookings canceled within 6 hours of collection time or for any unused rental days.


Things to do/activities


Some Travel Providers offering Things to do may require you to sign their liability waiver prior to participating in the Travel Service they offer.


Things to do Travel Services are not usually transferable nor eligible for refunds or changes unless the Travel Provider cancels such Travel Services.




We provide the opportunity for you to book separate Travel Services together at the same time through our Service (for example, a stay booking and a flight booking) but each Travel Service is subject to its own Rules and Restrictions and these Terms (such a combined booking is a “Package”). 


Vrbo Vacation Rentals 


When you book a vacation rental property distributed through our Service from Vrbo or one of the Vrbo brands (Stayz, Bookabach, FeWo Direkt and Abritel), referred to as a “Vrbo Vacation Rental”, these Terms apply to your use of our Service, but the Vrbo terms and conditions we present to you during the booking process apply to your payment and booking of the Vrbo Vacation Rental.


Section 7 International travel 


International travel 


Although most travel occurs without incident, travel to certain destinations may involve more risk than others. You must review any travel warnings/advice, etc. issued by the relevant governments before you book international travel.  You should also monitor such travel warnings/advice during travel and before your return journey to help avoid and minimize any potential disruptions. 




Recommended inoculations/vaccinations may change at any time.  You should consult your doctor on current recommendations before you depart.  You are responsible for ensuring you:


  • meet all health entry requirements
  • receive the recommended inoculations/vaccinations
  • take all recommended medication, and
  • follow all medical advice in relation to your travel.


Passport and visa


You must consult the relevant Embassy or Consulate for passport and visa information. Requirements may change so check for up-to-date information before booking and departure and allow sufficient time for all relevant applications.


Our Group of Companies is not liable if you are refused entry onto a flight or into any country, due to your conduct, including your failure to carry the correct and adequate travel documents required by any Travel Provider, authority or country (including countries you are transiting through).  This includes all stops made by an aircraft, even if you do not leave the aircraft or airport.


Several governments are introducing new requirements for airlines to provide personal information about all travelers on their aircraft. The data will be collected either at the airport when you check in or in some circumstances when you make your booking.  Please contact the relevant airline you are traveling with if you have any questions about this.


Our Group of Companies does not represent or warrant that travel to international destinations is advisable or without risk and is not liable for damages or losses that may result from travel to such destinations.


Section 8 Liability 


Our liability


We own and operate our Service and the Travel Providers provide the Travel Services to you.


To the maximum extent permitted by law, our Group of Companies and our Partners will not be liable for:


  • any such Travel Services that the Travel Providers make available to you
  • for the acts, errors, omissions, representations, warranties or negligence of any such Travel Providers, or
  • for any personal injuries, death, property damage or other damages or expenses resulting from the above.


The Travel Providers provide us with information describing the Travel Services.   This information includes Travel Service details, photos, rates and the relevant Rules and Restrictions, etc.  We display this information through our Service.  The Travel Providers are responsible for ensuring that such information is accurate, complete and up to date.  Our Group of Companies and our Partners will not be liable for any inaccuracies in such information, unless and only if we directly caused such inaccuracies (and this also includes property ratings which are intended as guidance only and may not be an official rating).  Our Group of Companies and our Partners make no guarantees about the availability of specific Travel Services. 


Photos and illustrations on our Service are provided as a guide to show you the level and type of accommodation only.


To the maximum extent permitted by law, except as expressly set out in these Terms: