Xkorpyoh From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 823 posts, RR: 0 Posted (7 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2368 times:
For those in the know, I am trying to determine the fate of taxes on non-refundable tickets that are never used (U.S. Domestinc & International tickets).
- Who gets to keep the taxes and fees if a ticket is never used: The airline or the Feds?
- Which taxes and fees are based on the sale of a ticket and which ones are based on a usage of a facility/service (Customs fees, airport PFCs, etc)
- How are taxes and fees disbursed to the Feds and airports: right after the sale or after the ticket is used?
o What if the ticket is never used: does the airline stills pays the airports and the feds?
I read somewhere that some airlines (continental for example) holds those taxes and fees in an account that earns interests for several months before remitting the payments.
Can anybody confirm that?
On international tickets, what are the airlines%u2019 refund processing fees?. So far I got:
25 GBP Ryanair
15 GBP British Airways
30 GBP BMI
None Virgin Atlantic and most German airlines
I am trying to categorize the following taxes & fees with “refundable”, “non refundable”, if the airlines send the money after it is sold or based on usage, and finally if the airlines gets to keep the taxes and fees collected on expired unused tickets.
Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thnks!
Amount Name Sales Tax / Usage fee / Non-Ref / Refundable / Remitted after ticket sold /Remitted after usage / Airline retains if not used
Federal ticket tax
Federal segment tax
September 11 Fee
Passenger facility PFC
Federal security fee
and Departure Tax"
INS User Fee
Customs User Fee
Health inspection Fee
Air Carrier Security Fee