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User currently offlineBoeing727flyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 147 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 6 months 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 1588 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.


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User currently offlineAhlfors From Canada, joined Oct 2000, 1339 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (7 years 6 months 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 1583 times:

Well, a good chunk of those "taxes and fees" is actually Virgin's fault. They tack on approximately $130 in "fuel-surcharge" which is a fee that goes directly to Virgin.

The rest is split pretty evenly between the US and UK governments for security, immigration, customs, departure tax, arrival tax etc.


User currently offlineBicoastal From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (7 years 6 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 1567 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.

User currently offlineStar_world From Ireland, joined Jun 2001, 1234 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (7 years 6 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 1566 times:

Quoting Bicoastal (Reply 2):
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.


User currently offlineLeskova From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 6075 posts, RR: 70
Reply 4, posted (7 years 6 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1538 times:

Quoting Boeing727flyer (Thread starter):
What am I paying $274 dollars in fees for - where does all my money go and what taxes am I paying.

As mentioned before, about half of it is VS's fuel surcharge, the rest goes to various private and public recipients... i.e. airports, air traffic control, government, ...

And... by the way...
63% Air Fare Tax? (by Utapao Sep 29 2006 in Civil Aviation)



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User currently offlineZRHnerd From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (7 years 6 months 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 1519 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.

User currently offlineBoeing727flyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 147 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (7 years 6 months 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1503 times:

I wish they would just put all the prices down and not the flight only so then you would not get a shock when you see the final price. So much for me thinking I got a bargain. Sad


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