Bobnwa From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 6477 posts, RR: 9 Posted (5 years 3 months 2 weeks ago) and read 5364 times:
Just flew from CDG to MSP last week on DL/NW on 767 and the service was excellent. Not so excellent was the taxes and fees piled on by the CDG airport. The fare was free on the part of DL/NW from the US to CDG and also on the return.
The taxes and fees were $65.00 by the French government PLUS another $65.00 Luxury tax because I was flying C class. Paid a total of $130.00 to the French for this ow trip. I believe that the French and the English are the only countries charging this Luxury tax.
Seems a bit excessive to me . Can anyone explain the logic of this from the French viewpoint?
OffshoreAir From United States of America, joined May 2009, 177 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (5 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 5215 times:
I remember the U.K. having a ton of very expensive taxes that had to be paid if someone non-rev'd there from the US. Something in the ball park of $200-$300 for a RT non-rev travel. This kept a lot of those flights open - if I remember correctly the taxes were immigration taxes, facility use, something to do with plants or agriculture, and so on.