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Re: Just how much tax is in your ticket?

Ron B. ·
My recent, free Air France ticket - LA to Paris to Barcelona and then Venice to Paris to LA the tax was $577.97.
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Re: Just how much tax is in your ticket?

DrFumblefinger ·
Originally Posted by Ron B.: My recent, free Air France ticket - LA to Paris to Barcelona and then Venice to Paris to LA the tax was $577.97. That's a lot of travel, Ron, but it certainly makes one relook at the definition of "free".
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Re: Greek debt deal will raise taxes on tourists

DrFumblefinger ·
It will definitely hurt tourism, especially for those who want to stay awhile and relax in Greece. The increase in food and accommodations will take a bite out of most budgets. It won't hurt the cruiseship travelers, though.
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Re: Scotland's vote may help ax high flying tax

GarryRF ·
UK Air passenger duty for under 12's will be abolished from May 2015. Under 16's will have to wait until 2016.
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Re: U.S. taxes on flying among world's highest

PortMoresby ·
Oh, darn. I thought this was about paying a fee to sit in a section with our fellow stoned passengers.
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Re: U.S. taxes on flying among world's highest

PHeymont ·
That comes free with a stopover in Denver...
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Scotland's vote may help ax high flying tax

PHeymont ·
The infamous British Air Passenger Duty, which can add as much as $450 to airfare for a family of four flying trans-Atlantic to or from Britain, may have met its match in the Scottish vote against independence earlier this fall.   Seem...
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Britain's Flying Tax Gets a Shave

PHeymont ·
The much-hated British Air Passenger Duty (APD) which for the past several years has made flying in and out of the UK more expensive than many other routes, is getting some adjustments and reductions.   British tourism and travel companies, as...
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Britain ends air passenger tax for under-12s

PHeymont ·
Today's the day Britain's Air Passenger Duty ends for under-12s in economy, reducing the cost of flying by £11-97 ($17-150) per ticket.   The tax, hated by families and blamed by travel industry companies and airlines for shooing away...
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Airlines, Airports split over new fees

PHeymont ·
You'd think the airlines had never heard of a fee they didn't like, but now they've found one. Maybe what they don't like about it is that the money goes to airports, not airlines. The charge, which the airlines call a "tax" is the Passenger Facility...
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Greek debt deal will raise taxes on tourists

PHeymont ·
Demonstration last week in Syntagma square, calling for No vote in referendum on austerity pact. After agreement, new demonstrations call for rejecting the agreement.   The recent deal between Greece and European finance authorities is not...
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U.S. taxes on flying among world's highest

PHeymont ·
How much of your ticket is tax?   Not all the expensive add-ons for your ticket are airline bag fees and fuel surcharges; according to a new report, another big factor is high government charges, among the world's highest. Each ticket starts out...
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Just how much tax is in your ticket?

PHeymont ·
How much of your fare goes for taxes and airport fees?      Photo: Alexander Nieswandt / Wikimedia   If you've been vexed by all the charges the airlines add on top of your ticket for baggage, changes, seat choices and just plain...
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$35 Billion for Sandwiches and Seats...and airlines expect to double it!

PHeymont ·
The nation's airlines had over $700 billion in revenue last year, and 5% of it came from charges for snacks, seat assignments and entertainment...and they expect that to double! The seat assignment figure includes both "ups" for an inch or two extra...
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Airlines giving back? Two big surprises...

PHeymont ·
Allegiant refunds airfares for 6 flights in Tax Day surprise, and Delta eliminates a fee for tickets by phone. When's the last time a fee was cancelled?
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French hotels threaten tourist tax boycott

PHeymont ·
French hotel groups threaten to boycott tourist tax during the month-long Euro 2016 soccer tournament to protest home-share services evading the fee.
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