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Ryanair - How To Profit From Airport Taxes!  
User currently offlineGoinv From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 264 posts, RR: 2
Posted (8 years 2 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 4048 times:

I am looking at www.ryanair.com to book a flight from Manchester to Dublin on 31 May 2008.

At the moment they have a flight at 0810 where the "headline" fare is £9.00. Select this flight and it then adds £9.99 in airport fees/taxes to give you a single flight for £18.99 which is reasonable.

Select the next flight that day....the 1050 departure and the headline fare is an amazing £0.49. However, when you select this flight it adds a whopping £27.48 in airport fees and taxes!!

So my question is this. Does the British government have a tierd tax system. "Travel before 0900 and save 70% in airport taxes" Do the people who Ryanair use at Manchester get paid more after 10:00 so they have to charge more for taxes.

In my humble opinion, this is just Ryanair using a misleading "headline" fare and then screwing it's customers for as much as possible.

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User currently offlineAl2637 From Ireland, joined Oct 2006, 439 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (8 years 2 months 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 4018 times:

My guess is that FR are swallowing part of the taxes to offer a £20 fare from MAN-DUB. But only on certain flights. £27 seems more normal.

That's not to say they aren't profiting at £27, but £9.99 does seem low for MAN.

User currently offlineGCT64 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2007, 1869 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (8 years 2 months 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 3930 times:

Quoting Al2637 (Reply 1):
but £9.99 does seem low for MAN.

By itself, UK Air Passenger Duty is £10 for a domestic or European departure, so Ryanair are definitely absorbing/swallowing a number of costs in their £9.99 "taxes".

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User currently offlineBurkhard From Germany, joined Nov 2006, 4613 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (8 years 2 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 3696 times:

I see this on all of their offers that the "taxes" change from flight to flight. They even change when you look again for the same flight...

User currently offlineTjc2 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2006, 141 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 2 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 3652 times:

I just paid £26 for Stansted - Carcassone. The flight itself was a penny but the taxes etc £24  Sad

The only time I made a mistake was when I thought I was wrong...
User currently offlineBwaflyer From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2004, 707 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (8 years 2 months 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 3513 times:

Manchester's passenger service charge does vary based on the scheduled departure time of the flight.

PASSENGER CHARGE Payable by the airline
Per departing passenger (may be collected from the pax. on ticket)
International (excl. Irish Republic) April May-Oct Nov-Mar
GBP 4.80 8.09 4.80

Domestic (incl. Irish Republic) April May-Oct Nov-Mar
A/C up to 25 tonnes GBP 1.50 1.50 1.50
A/C over 25 tonnes GBP 4.80 5.29 4.80

Off-Peak − all Passengers April May-Oct Nov-Mar
05:00−05:59 hours GBP 1.00 1.50 1.00
06:00−06:59 hours GBP 2.00 3.00 2.00
13:00−15:59 hours GBP 4.00 4.00 4.00
19:00-22:59 hrs GBP 1.00 1.00 1.00

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