Sponsor Message:
Civil Aviation Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
Reduce The Taxes!  
User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19227 posts, RR: 52
Posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1646 times:

The level of taxes that one has to pay when travelling to and from the UK is ridiculously high! For instance, I was looking at prices for DUB-MAN-DUB. The actual flight was 1.99 Euros each way (i.e. 3.98 Euros for the return trip) but the tax came to a total of 41.24 Euros. The total price, therefore, was 45.22 Euros. Grrr.


"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
8 replies: All unread, jump to last
 
User currently offlineDstc47 From Ireland, joined exactly 15 years ago today! , 1476 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1587 times:

Yes and most of them are not actually taxes at all, but airport charges passed on by the airlines.

Ireland levies no taxes as such on air travel into or out of Ireland.


User currently offlineArtsyman From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 4745 posts, RR: 34
Reply 2, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1576 times:

Yes and most of them are not actually taxes at all, but airport charges passed on by the airlines.
***********

What a load of bollocks, while some are airport charges, the amount of tax that the government takes on an airline ticket is staggering.


User currently offlineMD-87ER From Austria, joined Aug 2001, 153 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1565 times:

I am with you, the level of taxes (i don't care if airport, government etc...) is way to high.
I am flying from Europe to the US in September and out of the ticket price of 600 Euros, 120 are tax.... Just think what you can do with 120 Euros...
O.K. security has its price, but that is way to much and in no proportion to the ticket price.


User currently offlineLuv2fly From United States of America, joined May 2003, 12110 posts, RR: 48
Reply 4, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1562 times:
Support Airliners.net - become a First Class Member!

I recently flew from DTW to LHR, well back in March 2003, and I bought tickets on BA for $199.00 roundtrip, after taxes the price was close to $600.00 for the 2 tickets. I think the only way you are going to see these taxes and fees decreased is to have the airlines advertise there prices in full and including all taxes and fees up front....


You can cut the irony with a knife
User currently offlineDstc47 From Ireland, joined exactly 15 years ago today! , 1476 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1556 times:

Artysman said in response to my post.

"What a load of bollocks, while some are airport charges, the amount of tax that the government takes on an airline ticket is staggering"

Ireland charges no tax on airline tickets, as my post said.
Neither VAT, nor arrival or departure taxes.

Perhaps you might like to apologise?


User currently offlineCanadaEH From Canada, joined Jul 2003, 1341 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 1533 times:

In Canada, for example, a flight from Vancouver to Las Vegas was advertised for $75 CAD one-way. With taxes, fees, and surcharges, that price skyrocketed to $189 CAD!!

Ridiculous.



EH.
User currently offlineLj From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 4428 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 1519 times:

I'm flying Mytravel Lite next week from AMS to Birmingham. Ticket price is just EUR 1.20. However taxes are EUR 53. The majority goes to BHX and I'm planning to use its facilities as much as i can next week....

Moreover if you travel KLM to Geneva you pay more airport tax than flying easyJet....


User currently offlineArtsyman From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 4745 posts, RR: 34
Reply 8, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 1510 times:

Ireland charges no tax on airline tickets, as my post said. Neither VAT, nor arrival or departure taxes. Perhaps you might like to apologise?
*******

Not at all, if you read what I pasted above my comment from your post, it was that that I was replying to, hence the reason I included it within the post. I have no doubt that Ireland doesn't charge these taxes, but I do know that on most airline tickets, roughly 25% is tax and this is money that goes to the government, not to the airlines, or to the airports.

If my tone was taken as offensive to you, then I will gladly apologise to you, but the point of my post was not wrong, I could break it down for you on a typical ticket if that helps you


Top Of Page
Forum Index

This topic is archived and can not be replied to any more.

Printer friendly format

Similar topics:More similar topics...
Where Do The Taxes / Fees Of No-Shows Go? posted Wed Dec 5 2007 06:51:23 by Birdwatching
B6 To Reduce Capacity For The First Time posted Fri May 16 2008 12:42:11 by MOBflyer
Easyjet ... Taxes Now Included In The Prices posted Fri Aug 10 2007 07:32:26 by Ansett767
Taxes On Airline Tickets ... What The! posted Wed May 30 2007 06:08:39 by Industrybuff
Taxes + Taxes = Impact @ The Growth Of Travel? posted Sun Jan 14 2007 23:15:24 by A3
Country With The Highest Taxes On Airline Tickets? posted Mon Dec 19 2005 02:52:09 by AC787
What's The Highest Taxes You Have Ever Paid? posted Thu Oct 13 2005 19:10:23 by RJ100
Will The A380 Reduce Airfares? posted Thu Oct 13 2005 17:49:43 by Noelg
Reduce Capacity! It's The Solution...Wrong! posted Fri Sep 23 2005 01:59:23 by 9252fly
Which Airport Has The Highest Taxes? posted Fri Feb 18 2005 14:33:56 by RootsAir
Reduce The Effects Of Explosive Decompression posted Thu Dec 31 2009 03:19:27 by Ferroviarius
Where Do The Taxes / Fees Of No-Shows Go? posted Wed Dec 5 2007 06:51:23 by Birdwatching
B6 To Reduce Capacity For The First Time posted Fri May 16 2008 12:42:11 by MOBflyer
Easyjet ... Taxes Now Included In The Prices posted Fri Aug 10 2007 07:32:26 by Ansett767
Taxes On Airline Tickets ... What The! posted Wed May 30 2007 06:08:39 by Industrybuff
Taxes + Taxes = Impact @ The Growth Of Travel? posted Sun Jan 14 2007 23:15:24 by A3
Country With The Highest Taxes On Airline Tickets? posted Mon Dec 19 2005 02:52:09 by AC787
What's The Highest Taxes You Have Ever Paid? posted Thu Oct 13 2005 19:10:23 by RJ100
Will The A380 Reduce Airfares? posted Thu Oct 13 2005 17:49:43 by Noelg