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Worlds Highest Airport Taxes  
User currently offlineAvbooks From Germany, joined May 2005, 21 posts, RR: 0
Posted (5 years 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 11847 times:

Which airport asks the world's highest airport taxes? First and foremost I'm interested in airports where you have to pay it extra over the counter, not where it is incorporated into the ticket price. Example:
USH: Int. 18 US$, Dom. 8 US$
MVD: Int. 31 US$, to EZE 17 US$

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User currently offlineSPIM2EDDN From Germany, joined Mar 2008, 107 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (5 years 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 11799 times:

LIM

International: 31 US$, Domestic: 5.84 US$

[Edited 2009-08-25 01:54:49]

User currently offlineHaYnFlyer From United States of America, joined Nov 2008, 148 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (5 years 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 11754 times:

Why don't airlines inlcude the taxes with the fare? My experience a few years back in Thailand required a 500 Baht departure tax paid before going through immigration. This has since changed as it is included with the ticket price but I always wondered why???


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User currently offlineOffloaded From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2009, 873 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (5 years 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 11679 times:

Do Canadian airports still do this? I rememer back in the day when YVR introduced an "airport improvement fee" and collected, I think, $5 for intra BC flights, $10 other Canada, and $15 international on departure. I was right out of CAD and didn't have a credit card so I ended up having to change some GBP just to pay it! Argh!


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User currently offlineJRadier From Netherlands, joined Sep 2004, 4680 posts, RR: 50
Reply 4, posted (5 years 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 11615 times:

UIO is $48,75 International if I recal correctly


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User currently offlineTriStar500 From Germany, joined Nov 1999, 4693 posts, RR: 42
Reply 5, posted (5 years 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 11607 times:

You pay a 25 CUC (about 25 EUR, 30 USD) departure tax at Cuban airports for the privilege to be able to leave the country. No such tax on Cuban domestic flights though.


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User currently offlineEDICHC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (5 years 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 11590 times:

System here in NZ must be confusing for visitors. At AKL the $25 international departure tax is included in the ticket price. At CHC, WLG and DUD the pax has to pay separately.

Last time I was in the Philippines there was a P750 departure fee.


User currently offlineJRadier From Netherlands, joined Sep 2004, 4680 posts, RR: 50
Reply 7, posted (5 years 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 11522 times:



Quoting EDICHC (Reply 6):


Last time I was in the Philippines there was a P750 departure fee.

Still the case as of July



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User currently offlineEDICHC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (5 years 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 11472 times:



Quoting JRadier (Reply 7):

Quoting EDICHC (Reply 6):


Last time I was in the Philippines there was a P750 departure fee.

Still the case as of July

Oh well at least it hasn't gone up! It has between 2005 and 2008 it increased by 50% from P500 to 750.


User currently offlineWouterB From Netherlands, joined Oct 2008, 37 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (5 years 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 11470 times:

Quoting JRadier (Reply 4):
UIO is $48,75 International if I recal correctly

I did a lookup on my Creditcard account and came up with this:

In july 2008 I paid 17,19 Euro ($27,16 at that time) departing from GYE to AMS.
I can't recall what I paid in SJO (cash) and PTY and I'm not even sure I did pay anything departing from PTY.

[Edited 2009-08-25 04:04:56]

User currently offlineEDICHC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (5 years 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 11441 times:



Quoting JRadier (Reply 7):
Last time I was in the Philippines there was a P750 departure fee.

Still the case as of July

I forgot to ask, does this just apply at MNL or is it charged also at CRK and CEB?


User currently offlineAcey559 From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 1532 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (5 years 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 11399 times:

Judging by how much it costs us to nonrev from there, I'd say London's taxes are up there. When I flew from LGW a couple summers ago, I paid about $130 in taxes, and I think LHR is even more, something like $180 or so, but I'd have to check on that to be exactly sure.

User currently offlineBobnwa From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 6465 posts, RR: 9
Reply 12, posted (5 years 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 11378 times:

The cost to non-rev out of CDG to the US are also about $180 US.

User currently offlineFlying Belgian From Belgium, joined Jun 2001, 2390 posts, RR: 9
Reply 13, posted (5 years 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 11361 times:
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Quoting Bobnwa (Reply 12):
The cost to non-rev out of CDG to the US are also about $180 US.

What do you mean by "non-reving out of" ?



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User currently offlineAcey559 From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 1532 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (5 years 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 11325 times:



Quoting Flying Belgian (Reply 13):
What do you mean by "non-reving out of" ?

For DL, we only pay departure taxes. So say I were to fly INTO LHR, which has very expensive taxes, but flew OUT of DUB which is considerably cheaper, I wouldn't have to pay the $180 to fly out of LHR, but the $45 or so to fly out of DUB. So, to avoid expensive airports some people will fly into their airport of choice but they'll travel to a different city to pay less taxes.

Quoting Bobnwa (Reply 12):
The cost to non-rev out of CDG to the US are also about $180 US.

Is it really?! I was thinking it was cheaper but I guess I'm glad that I didn't end up going there last week! Gotta love all the last minute tickets that steal my seat!


User currently offlineEmptyarm From Norway, joined Jan 2007, 169 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (5 years 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 11293 times:

Some of them are:

BOG 33 USD
UIO 40.80 USD
GYE 27.75 USD
EZE 29 USD
PTY 20 USD
SDQ 20 USD
MVD 31 USD
ASU 31 USD
LIM 26.05 USD
CCS 43 USD
GUA 30 USD
SAP 30 USD
SAL 19.86 USD

Only checked LatAm countries, as this is not a common practice in the rest of the world


User currently offlineOffloaded From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2009, 873 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (5 years 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 11269 times:



Quoting Acey559 (Reply 11):

They're talking about departure fees you pay directly, not airport taxes in general that are included in your ticket price. At LGW you don't hand over cash at the departure gate.



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User currently offlineBobnwa From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 6465 posts, RR: 9
Reply 17, posted (5 years 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 11095 times:



Quoting Flying Belgian (Reply 13):
What do you mean by "non-reving out of" ?

Well, I guess I mean that it doesn't cost $180 to fly into CDG, only out of CDG, It costs me zero dollars to fly non rev ATL-CDG but $180 to fly CDG-ATL. All airport taxes, none goes to Delta. Don't sew why that is a confusing concept.


User currently offlineDAirbus From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 593 posts, RR: 2
Reply 18, posted (5 years 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 10766 times:
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I flew CCS-ATL back in May and had to pay two taxes. One is normally included in the ticket price but I had to pay it at the check-in counter as a non-rev. The other is paid at a separate counter near the check-in desks. I paid the first one (BS.F. 110) when I checked in and then went to the counter to pay the second one. Here is the breakdown.

Tasas e Impuestos
Impuesto de Salida (Exit Tax) BS.F. 110 ($51,16)
Tasa Aeroportuaria Internacional (Intl Airport Tax) BS.F. 137,50 ($63,96)

The only other places I have had to pay at the counter prior to traveling was EZE and NAS.

Quoting Bobnwa (Reply 12):
The cost to non-rev out of CDG to the US are also about $180 US.


That seems a little high. I made a non-rev listing out of CDG and the taxes only came to $84.66.

[Edited 2009-08-25 09:39:20]


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User currently offlineDash8pilot From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 86 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (5 years 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 10673 times:



Quoting Offloaded (Reply 3):

The airport improvment fee is now added to the ticket price. It was 20 CAD out of YUL..
Taxes in Canada are just crazy.

Fare from YUL to YYZ is 89CAD (on Westjet)

Taxes, Fees & Surcharges:
Guest (details) $59.62 CAD Nav-Ins$18.00 CAD GST-HST$6.58 CAD AIF$20.00 CAD ATSC$4.67 CAD QST$10.37 CAD

Total: 148.62 CAD


User currently offlineAM744 From Mexico, joined Jun 2001, 1776 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (5 years 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 10650 times:



Quoting WouterB (Reply 9):
I can't recall what I paid in SJO (cash)

I paid $25.00 USD back in 2007, but I'm not sure that's an Airport use tax, but rather a government exit tax. Similar taxes were charged in Cuba and Guatemala.


User currently offlineBobnwa From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 6465 posts, RR: 9
Reply 21, posted (5 years 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 10650 times:



Quoting DAirbus (Reply 18):
That seems a little high. I made a non-rev listing out of CDG and the taxes only came to $84.66.

I flew business class which costs more than coach out of CDG.


User currently offlineWn676 From Djibouti, joined Jun 2005, 1034 posts, RR: 4
Reply 22, posted (5 years 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 10629 times:

These are the taxes that show up when I list non-rev flying back to the States:

AMS: $58.99
CDG: $77.90
FCO: $41.70
LHR: $117.52
LGW: $101.17
MAD: $31.23
TLV: $39.20
ZRH: $55.07



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User currently offlineBobnwa From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 6465 posts, RR: 9
Reply 23, posted (5 years 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 10592 times:



Quoting Wn676 (Reply 22):
AMS: $58.99
CDG: $77.90
FCO: $41.70
LHR: $117.52
LGW: $101.17
MAD: $31.23
TLV: $39.20
ZRH: $55.07

Yes those are correct, but CDG charges more if you are in F or C class when you fly non-rev.


User currently offlineBongodog1964 From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2006, 3573 posts, RR: 3
Reply 24, posted (5 years 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 10584 times:



Quoting HaYnFlyer (Reply 2):
Why don't airlines inlcude the taxes with the fare? My experience a few years back in Thailand required a 500 Baht departure tax paid before going through immigration. This has since changed as it is included with the ticket price but I always wondered why???

I've noticed that it tends to be small Countries who demand cash in exchange for a departure stamp. I assume its because they prefer cash on the nail, as opposed to a cheque in the post from the airline.

Quoting Acey559 (Reply 11):
Judging by how much it costs us to nonrev from there, I'd say London's taxes are up there. When I flew from LGW a couple summers ago, I paid about $130 in taxes, and I think LHR is even more, something like $180 or so, but I'd have to check on that to be exactly sure.

The UK departure tax for a long haul flight is £40 approx $66 at present rates.

Anything else included in the above examples, is the usual case of airlines claiming charges to be taxes when they are not.


25 CO777DAL : Caribbean has a lot espc the former British Islands These are the ones I know of. Don't know if any went up since last time. International Departure t
26 Signol : NWI charges GBP5 at the airport, in addition to the taxes included in the ticket price. I believe NQY and BLK do the same... signol
27 Post contains links OA260 : Africa has highest airport taxes WALTER WAFULA Kampala High taxes and airport charges imposed on airline operators by governments make Africa the most
28 YYZRWY23 : They are ridiculous. As in your WS example, the price is effectively doubled. It si terrible and if they want to encourage air travel in Canada, they
29 Transpac787 : Not even close, it's $84.66 No, not really. LHR still holds that record. $84.66 is the quote from Delta, and is what they will take out of your payro
30 Fiveholer : Last October, my wife and I flew DUB-EWR on CO in C and paid 15 Euro for the two of us. Danny
31 Viscount724 : That is not correct. In many cases, Canadian taxes and airport fees are lower than the taxes/fees assessed by the U.S. government and airports on the
32 YYZRWY23 : That was an exaggeration, But I will provide my own example. YYZ-ATL-YYZ on DL and AC DL: Price per passenger: $991.78 (CAD) Taxes/Fees: $102.96 (CAD
33 Post contains links Viscount724 : There must be some difference in the way DL and AC websites display their fares and taxes/fees, since the total is identical DL and AC. The only perc
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