Boeing727flyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 147 posts, RR: 0 Posted (9 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2034 times:
I just bought myself a ticket to fly JFK-LHR-JFK on Virgin for $368 which I was well happy with and to be honest Virgin is not at fault here. I then had to pay $274 for taxes and fees and my question is this - What am I paying $274 dollars in fees for - where does all my money go and what taxes am I paying.
Bicoastal From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (9 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2013 times:
Immigration and customs officials, facilities and bureaucracies; airport, terminal and runway construction; air traffic control systems; security controls....just to name a few. These things don't come cheap. Your taxes and fees are a bargain.
That's a bit of a joke to be honest - the levels that taxes have crept up to in recent years is ridiculous. I'd hate to think what you would say a 'fair' price for all these facilities is, per passenger per flight.
ZRHnerd From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (9 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1965 times:
When i book short haul inner european trips the taxes usually get higher than the actual ticket price, for instance i've just booked a one day trip ZRH-LHR on BA for a great 80CHF which is about $62, the taxes i paid were 136CHF which equals about $102. So the total price was about $164, which still isn't bad at all but considering how less i paid for the actual tickets excl. taxes and fees still is disappointing.