Pe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19399 posts, RR: 52 Posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1757 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.
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MD-87ER From Austria, joined Aug 2001, 153 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1676 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.
Luv2fly From United States of America, joined May 2003, 12263 posts, RR: 46
Reply 4, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1673 times:
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....
Lj From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 4631 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1630 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....
Artsyman From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 4747 posts, RR: 32
Reply 8, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1621 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