WSF no-show fees to return in October

Posted 9/30/20

Washington State Ferries will resume charging no-show fees next month to customers who do not cancel their reservations.

WSF suspended no-show fees in March at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic …

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WSF no-show fees to return in October

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Washington State Ferries will resume charging no-show fees next month to customers who do not cancel their reservations.

WSF suspended no-show fees in March at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic while travel patterns were disrupted and unpredictable.

The reservation system on the Port Townsend-Coupeville and Anacortes-San Juan Islands routes will again charge no-show fees starting Thursday, Oct. 1. 

To avoid incurring a no-show fee, ferry travelers should only make vehicle reservations that they plan to use. WSF officials note that should travel plans change, customers have until 5 p.m. the day before their scheduled sailing to cancel their reservation without a fee. 

Ferry riders can cancel their reservation online or call WSF Customer Service at 206-464-6400 to make changes or cancellations.

Officials also noted the no-show rates going into effect on Oct. 1 changed as part of a fare-and-policy package previously approved in August 2019.

The reservation no-show fee is 100 percent of the one-way fare paid, based on a standard-sized vehicle. Rates can be found online and differ by route and vehicle size; visit wstc.wa.gov/ferry-fares/2019-2021-ferry-fare-changes/.

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Tom Thiersch

The link in the article to the WSTC site does not show the new rates for October, 2020.

Current rates for PT-CV are at this page from WSF:

https://www.wsdot.wa.gov/ferries/fares/FaresDetail.aspx?tripdate=20201001&departingterm=17&arrivingterm=11

The new no-show fee is:

Vehicle Under 22' (standard vehicle) & Driver $12.75

Thursday, October 1