rwy04lga From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 2751 posts, RR: 8 Posted (4 months 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 2689 times:
I'm nonreving back from EDI to LAX in October. I only pay taxes. What's the cheaper alternative, from LHR, CDG, or AMS? I'm DL, but am thinking VS nonstop to LAX. Thoughts and suggestions most appreciated.
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RyanairGuru From Australia, joined Oct 2006, 4092 posts, RR: 2 Reply 7, posted (4 months 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2604 times:
As said, UK taxes are obscene, and yes they do vary by cabin.
I imagine non-rev might be the same after all taxes are considered (check what you would be up to pay) but I never use FF points ex-UK because once the tax component (and fuel surcharge - would you be required to pay that?) is taken into account you can normally find a decent sale fare that is only tuppence more, and is a revenue ticket.
DUB would be a good option as said above, otherwise I would lean towards AMS.
aerorobnz From Rwanda, joined Feb 2001, 6761 posts, RR: 13 Reply 13, posted (4 months 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 2520 times:
I flew the KL MD11 in june LAX-AMS but I know it was only for that month and hence the reason to fly AKL-LAX-AMS, SFO is an easy connect as you say - well worth it for a new aircraft to the logbook. I loved the flight, was so glad I made the effort.
cvg2lga From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 616 posts, RR: 1 Reply 16, posted (4 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2413 times:
Delta does allow OAL NRSA to travel in J/F. I can't say with certainty that KL doesn't, but I know it isn't typically something other airlines tend to do. I flew AMS-YUL in 2010 just to get the MD-11 (as stated- well worth it!) and I was seated in Y+. It wasn't anything spectacular, but I guess still Y+ nontheless. Good luck and I hope you do get the MD-11 on your log. They really won't be around much longer I'm afraid.
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copter808 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 916 posts, RR: 0 Reply 20, posted (4 months 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2291 times:
Quoting copter808 (Reply 19): OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I just checked--the TAX is $172.50!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This was for Y class. I priced Business class (we have a charge for upgrading to F or Bisiness) from LHR-EWR and it was something like $277, so maybe the tax is no longer double. In any case, I avoid departing from London.
copter808 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 916 posts, RR: 0 Reply 22, posted (3 months 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1850 times:
The London-Paris train can be done for about 39 GBP or something, but you must book early to get that price. Might have to change stations in Paris, but that's not difficult. There is a train directly to the airport.