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surcharge

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  • n  an additional charge (as for items previously omitted or as a penalty for failure to exercise common caution or common skill)
  • v  charge an extra fee, as for a special service
  • v  rip off; ask an unreasonable price
  • v  fill to capacity with people
    The air raids had surcharged the emergency wards
  • v  print a new denomination on a stamp or a banknote
  • v  fill to an excessive degree
    The air was surcharged with tension
  • v  place too much a load on
  • v  show an omission in (an account) for which credit ought to have been given

  • Since 2002, 43 states have hiked smoking surcharges, which last year hauled in $14.
  • Unlimited calling is $25 per month, plus about $4 in taxes and surcharges.
  • Voicemail will cost an extra $3; the usual taxes and other surcharges also appear on the bill.
News & Articles

  • Traffic ticket surcharge draws mixed reactions
    There's a new plan in Harrisburg to charge drivers an extra $100 if they're caught speeding or violating some other traffic laws. The surcharge would help fund mass transit across the state. While some are ready to give the plan the green light, others are saying not so fast. The proposal is still being discussed by the House transportation committee. Some say the surcharge may be too much for ...
    June 14, 2013 - WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
  • PA transportation chair: Remove $100 ticket surcharge from funding package
    Speeding drivers might thank Hess and other lawmakers on both sides of the House aisle who appear skeptical about passing the surcharge as part of the funding package. But mass transit agencies want to see the $100 add-on included in the bill if it makes it to Gov. Corbett’s desk.
    June 13, 2013 - Philly.com
  • OLCC rejects 25-cent surcharge for hard liquor bottles
    OLCC said the surcharge, if it had passed, was expected to generate $16.2 million for the 2013-2015 biennium.
    June 13, 2013 - FOX 12 Oregon
Quotes

  • Dermot Mannion in MarketWatch
    Dermot Mannion, Aer Lingus Chief Executive, said, "This is very good news for Aer Lingus customers. We have been consistent in our approach to the fuel surcharge. Now that oil prices have fallen and stabilised over the past number of months, we...
  • Willie Walsh in Malaysia Star
    Fuel costs remain a major challenge and our fuel bill for the year is expected to top £2bil for the first time,Walsh said. "The fuel surcharge is constantly under review, but there's no plan to adjust it at this moment."
  • Geoff Dixon in The Australian
    We will continue to monitor fare and surcharge levels and review our network and schedule to optimise capacity,Qantas chief executive Geoff Dixon said.

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