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UK Air Passenger Duty To Rise 8%  
User currently offlinereadytotaxi From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2006, 3319 posts, RR: 2
Posted (2 years 9 months 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2739 times:

It is not often that you get the heads of BA,Virgin,RyanAir & Easyjet standing next to each other and smiling.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/fast_track/9684441.stm

The tax will increase by 8% from April, just in time for the Olympics. Tour groups will save a lot of money if they were to arrive in France and then take the EuroStar train to London. This country certainly knows how to shot its self in the foot.


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User currently offlineEuroWings From UK - England, joined Sep 2011, 298 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (2 years 9 months 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2726 times:

It was to be expected, but I can't say many people will be happy about it (but that's usually the case with any tax increase). It's not even a green tax either, it's purely a revenue generator.

Quoting readytotaxi (Thread starter):
The tax will increase by 8% from April, just in time for the Olympics. Tour groups will save a lot of money if they were to arrive in France and then take the EuroStar train to London.

It depends on how much the Eurostar or bus+ferry is: I doubt there will be too many cheap fares during the Olympics! It may still be cheaper, but then it could be cheaper regardless of the increase in APD!

Plus, APD is only charged on departures and not on arrivals or transits, so a savvy passenger, if possible, might fly to London and fly out of Paris/Brussels/Amsterdam using surface transport.

[Edited 2012-01-26 09:34:08]

User currently offlinefiscal From Australia, joined Oct 2009, 334 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (2 years 9 months 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2687 times:

Quoting EuroWings (Reply 1):
Plus, APD is only charged on departures and not on arrivals or transits, so a savvy passenger, if possible, might fly to London and fly out of Paris/Brussels/Amsterdam using surface transport.

Just like I will be doing in May......


User currently offlineairportugal310 From Tokelau, joined Apr 2004, 3661 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (2 years 9 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2683 times:

It doesn't seem to me, at least to my untrained eye, that air pax in the UK can get a break with taxes...


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User currently offlinejwhite9185 From United Kingdom, joined May 2007, 1341 posts, RR: 12
Reply 4, posted (2 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2628 times:

Quoting airportugal310 (Reply 3):
It doesn't seem to me, at least to my untrained eye, that air pax in the UK can get a break with taxes...

Not just air passengers. The price of petrol has gone up again in the last couple of weeks, food has gone up etc etc. Basically everything is increasing except for wages!



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User currently offlineMaverick623 From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 5673 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (2 years 8 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 2534 times:

Quoting EuroWings (Reply 1):
It's not even a green tax either, it's purely a revenue generator.

Same thing.



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